The George Washington University: Women's Volleyball

GW Volleyball Falls To Georgetown, 3-0

Sarah Hokom led all players with 19 kills Tuesday night against Georgetown.
Sarah Hokom led all players with 19 kills Tuesday night against Georgetown.

Oct. 8, 2002

Final Stats

WASHINGTON, DC - Former GW volleyball standout Liu Li playe d some pretty good volleyball back in her days as a GW student in '93 and '94. Tuesday night at GW's Smith Center, she turned her experience against her former team by guiding her Georgetown squad to a 30-25, 30-18, 31-29, victory over her alma mater in a crosstown rivalry that dates back to the early '70s, well before any of the current players were born.

GW junior Sarah Hokom (Caldwell, ID/Caldwell) led all players with 19 kills and added nine kills breaking a string of seven consecutive matches in which she had posted double-figure kills and digs.

Junior Ruth Lazzari (Seal Beach, CA/Connelly) was the only other Colonial in double-figure kills with 10 but added a team-high 14 digs in the one-hour, 25-minute match.

Georgetown's Lauren Warner led the Hoyas with 16 kills but it was teammate Sara Albert who recorded an errorless hitting match with 10 kills, 0 errors in 12 attempts for a remarkable .833 hitting percentage.

Georgetown (12-7) hit .313 (53-12-131) as a team compared to .176 (44-19-142) for GW.

The Hoyas won games one and two easily but GW made things interesting in game three closing to within 28-26 on a service ace by Shannon Parks (Marietta, GA/George Walton). Kills by Lindsey Vernand (Huntington Beach,CA/Huntington Beach) and Hokom kept GW close but the visitors ended the match on a kill by Natasha Nguyen.

It marked the 55th meeting between the schools on the volleyball court with GW clinging to a 28-27 lead in the all-time series.

GW (10-8, 2-2 Atlantic 10) next travels to St. Francis (PA) for a Oct. 11 match followed by an A-10 road match at Duquesne on Oct. 12.



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