Volleyball Sweeps Akron, 3-0, Takes Invitational Title
McLaughlin Named MVP, Law, Lee Named All-Tournament
Sept. 18, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington volleyball team turned the corner this weekend winning all three matches in the GW Volleyball Invitational after a dreadful 0-7 start to the season. All-Tournament selection Molly Law (Denver, CO) paced the Colonials' offense with a match-high 18 kills, and added 14 digs and a pair of blocks as the Colonials dominated the Zips, 30-25, 30-26, 30-19 in a one-hour, 39-minute match.
Tournament MVP Juliene McLaughlin (Lindsay, Ontario) contributed 14 kills and 14 digs for her sixth double-double of the season. Sophomore setter Kaimana Lee (Wailuku, HI) assisted on 35 of GW's 45 kills and added 14 digs. Lee joined Law and McLaughlin on the all-tournament team. The Colonials hit .245 with 53 kills compared to .148 for Akron (42-22-135) and had a 61-56 advantage in digs.
Earlier Saturday, Akron downed Jacksonville, 3-0, and Binghamton defeated Jacksonville 3-1.
Akron's Emily Kocinski led the Zips with 12 kills while teammate Mara Capraruolo added 11 kills. UA's Lori Snider, an all-tournament selection, contributed 19 digs.
GW (3-7) opens Atlantic 10 Conference play next Saturday at Duquesne in Pittsburgh, PA.
2004 GW INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Juliene McLaughlin (GW) - MVP
Molly Law (GW)
Kaimana Lee (GW)
Lori Snider (Akron)
Emily Kocinski (Akron)
Anne Crocus (Binghamton)
Erin Hickman (Jacksonville)
2004 GW VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL FINAL STANDINGS
match W-L; games W-L
1 - GW 3-0; 9-2
2 - Binghamton 2-1; 7-6
3 - Akron 1-2; 5-6
4 - Jacksonville 0-3; 2-9
2004 GW VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Binghamton def. Akron, 22-30, 30-17, 20-30, 30-26, 16-14
GW def. Jacksonville, 30-24, 31-29, 33-25, 30-23
Akron def. Jacksonville, 30-25, 30-18, 30-24
GW def. Binghamton, 33-31, 31-29, 28-30, 30-28
Binghamton def. Jacksonville, 25-30, 30-20, 30-21, 30-24
GW def. Akron, 30-25, 30-26, 30-19
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