Volleyball Sweeps North Carolina Central, 3-0
Oct. 9, 2008
DURHAM, NC -- The George Washington volleyball team won the first-ever meeting with North Carolina Central, 3-0, in a non-conference match Thursday evening at NCCU's McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium. The Colonials defeated the Eagles by the scores, 25-14, 25-15, 25-14, at Durham, NC.
For the Colonials, the victory snapped a three match slide and allowed them an opportunity to prepare for Friday's A-10 Conference match at Charlotte. GW came out strong and pulled away from a close 11-10 score in the first set to breeze to the 25-14 victory. The Colonials combined to hit .343 in the first set but also were aided by the Eagles' eight attack errors.
Set two was all GW as the Colonials raced out to a 10-2 lead and were never threatened hitting .406 with 17 kills while committing just four attack errors. The third set was similar as GW took command on a double block by Katie Zulandt and Liz Moult that gave the Colonials a 10-3 lead.
GW combined to hit an impressive .368 (44-9-95) for the match while the Eagles hit just .022 (23-21-92). GW also blocked a total of nine NCCU attacks led by five block assists by Abby Syverson.
UNC Central (3-8) was led by Nadia Hayes and Avaniki Campbell, each with 9.5 points. Hayes had nine kills while Campbell added eight kills and five digs. Kristan Fields added 12 digs for the Eagles.
GW (7-8, 1-3 A-10) next plays at Charlotte (8-10, 0-4) Friday in an A-10 match at 7 p.m. at Halton Arena. The GW-Charlotte match will be available on www.GWsports.com GameTracker.