Hokom Leads Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep of UMBC
Junior Outside Hitter Pounds Match-High 19 Kills, Hits .361
Sept. 20, 2002
PITTSBURGH, PA - The GW volleyball team swept Maryland-Baltimore County, 30-17, 30-28, 30-25, Friday afternoon in the first game of the Pittsburgh Classic at Pitt's Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. It marked GW's second victory over the Retrievers this season after defeating UMBC 3-1, in the second match of the season. The victory, GW's seventh in 11 matches, broke a two-match losing skid and surpassed the Colonials' win total of all last season.
Junior Sarah Hokom (Caldwell, ID/Caldwell) exploded for a match-high 19 kills to go with 13 digs for a double-double. Teammate Ruth Lazzari (Seal Beach, CA/Connelly) added eight kills and a match-high 19 digs. Freshman Lindsey Vernand (Huntington Beach, CA/Huntington) flirted with a double-double with nine kills and nine digs while hitting .353.
The Colonials defense made the difference with 62 digs and 8.5 total blocks compared to 44 digs and three blocks for the Retrievers. GW also earned 10 points on service aces with three each by Lauren Dunning (Stockton, CA/St. Mary's) and Molly Law (Denver, CO/Mullen).
UMBC's Heather Hollidge and Kristina Nall had nine kills each to lead the Retrievers.
The Pittsburgh Classic continues Saturday with GW (7-4) playing Charleston Southern at 10: 30 a.m. and the host Panthers at 7:30 p.m. It marks the first meeting between GW and Charleston Southern while Pitt owns an 8-2 record in the all-time series with the Colonials.
Volleyball Adds Bowman During Early Signing Period
WASHINGTON - George Washington volleyball head coach Sarah Bernson has announced the signing of Bella Bowman, a libero out of Louisville, Kentucky, as her...
Volleyball Hosts Dayton and Saint Louis to Close Regular Season
LEADING OFF: The George Washington volleyball team will close out the regular season with a pair of home matches this weekend. The Colonials first welcome...
Volleyball Downs George Mason for Third Straight Win
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team evened its Atlantic 10 conference record at 6-6 when it won its third straight game on Friday night with a...
Volleyball Aims for Three Straight in #RevRivalry Clash with George Mason
LEADING OFF: The George Washington volleyball team looks to win its third consecutive game when it hosts George Mason in a Revolutionary Rivalry contest on...
Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Sydney Welch
Welch earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors on Monday and adds COTW honors after playing stout defense in a pair of wins over the weekend.
Volleyball's Welch & Moor Honored for Standout Performances
WASHINGTON - George Washington volleyball freshman Sydney Welch was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Monday following a record-setting performance...
Volleyball Drops La Salle, 3-1
WASHINGTON -The GW volleyball team wrapped a perfect weekend at home with a 3-1 win over La Salle on Saturday night at the Charles E. Smith Center.
GW Handles Duquesne, 3-1, on Friday Night
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team kicked off its regular-season ending homestand with a key 3-1 win over visiting Duquesne on Friday night...