GW Volleyball Falls at Butler, 3-0

Freshman Maddy Doyle

Sept. 29, 2012

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The George Washington volleyball team returned to action on Friday evening with its first road Atlantic 10 Conference match of the season, falling to host Butler, 3-0, at Hinkle Field House. Set scores were 16-25, 22-25, 24-26.

GW (4-12, 1-2 A-10) concludes its Midwest road trip with a visit to Saint Louis on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The Colonials struggled in the opening frame, swinging just .026 with nine attack errors as Butler (10-6, 1-2 A-10) assumed control of the match with a 25-16 victory.

The second set was the closest of the evening as the two teams battled through 12 ties and five lead changes before Butler prevailed with a 25-22 victory. The Colonials held a slim 6-4 lead early in the set, but Butler battled back to take a 10-9 lead. The teams remained within three points of each other before the Bulldogs were able to pull away with a late 5-2 run after being tied at 20-20.

In the third set, the Colonials trailed 15-10, but used a 13-7 run to pull even at 23-23 following a kill from junior Jamie Armstrong. However, Butler closed on a 3-1 run to clinch the set, 26-24.

Armstrong finished with 10 kills against just two errors for a .381 attack percentage. She added three blocks (one solo, two assisted) and two digs. Senior Lauren Whyte also finished with double-digit kills as she added 11 kills to go with eight digs and one assist.

Redshirt junior Jessica Lubic posted 35 assists and seven digs while freshman Maddy Doyle paced the defense with a career-high 20 digs to go with two service aces.

For the match, the Colonials hit .115 (37k-23e-122a) while the Bulldogs swung .244 (43k-12e-127a).

The Colonials return to action on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. ET against Saint Louis at Chaifetz Pavillion. The Billikens lead the all-time series against GW by a 9-3 margin.



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