Volleyball Drops Fourth Straight, Loses to Fordham, 3-2
Colonials Suffer Only Second Loss to FU in 19 Meetings
Oct. 9, 2004
BRONX, NY -- The GW Volleyball team suffered just its second loss to Fordham University in 19 meetings Saturday evening in New York. The Rams needed five games to edge the visiting Colonials, 30-27, 22-30, 30-24, 26-30, 15-9, in a two-hour, 22-minute marathon at historic Rose Hill Gym.
The loss ended GW's 12-match win string against Fordham dating back to the 1997 season. GW entered Saturday's match owning a 17-1 chokehold in the all-time series between the teams.
GW, coming off an A-10 road loss to the A-10's other Rams--at Rhode Island--Friday night, dropped to 4-12, 1-4 in the Atlantic 10. Fordham improved to 9-10, 2-3 A-10.
GW sophomore Juliene McLaughlin (Lindsay, ONT) led all players with 20 kills and added 11 digs but hit just .091 as she committed 14 attack errors in 66 swings. Teammate Abigail Hatter (Manassas, VA) was much more efficient hitting .485 with a career-high 19 kills in 33 attempts while committing just three errors. Hatter also was in on four blocks at the net.
GW junior Lindsey Vernand (Huntington Beach, CA) also had a career-high 25 digs to go with eight kills and seven assists. Teammate Kelly Kabbes (Cary, NC) also registered a career-high with 17 kills while hitting a robust .387.
After Fordham won the first game, the teams traded victories over the next three games to force a decisive fifth game. Hitting errors again crippled the Colonials as they committed six in the fifth game to cancel out six kills and flatline at a .000 hitting percentage.
The Colonials scored five points on service aces but gave away 10 points from the service line while Fordham served six aces and committed just four service miscues.
The Rams were led by Tasha Johnston's 17 kills and 24 digs.
Following a week of practice, GW will again hit the road to Ohio beginning Friday with a 7:00 p.m. match against Xavier in Cincinnati followed by a Saturday match at league-leading Dayton.
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