Goss Leads GW Volleyball Past La Salle, 3-0

Senior Rachael Goss led all players with 18 kills and 11 digs for her sixth career double-double in GW's 3-0 win over La Salle on Friday.

Oct. 11, 2013

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WASHINGTON - Senior Rachael Goss led all players with 16 kills and 13 digs as the George Washington volleyball team opened its weekend home stand with a 3-0 sweep of La Salle on Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Center. Set scores were 25-13, 25-12, 25-14.

GW (7-10, 2-1 A-10) slammed 40 kills against just eight attack errors, a season-low mark, en route to its third straight-sets win of the season.

The Colonials led wire-to-wire in the opening frame, hitting a blistering .462 with just two attack errors, while converting on 85-percent (12-of-14) of sideout point opportunities. Goss collected eight of her 16 winners in the first set without committing an error as the Colonials prevailed, 25-13.

In the second set, the teams traded points before La Salle (1-22, 0-5 A-10) grabbed a 4-3 lead. A kill by junior Landon Garvik tied the score and the Colonials gained a one-point advantage following an Explorers' blocking error.

GW then opened a 10-6 advantage which forced a La Salle timeout. Out of the break, the Colonials used a 15-6 run the rest of the way to take a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-12 victory.

The momentum carried over into the third set as GW hit .343 (15k-3e-35a) on the way to the match-clinching 25-14 victory.

GW converted 80-percent (12-of-15) of its sideout opportunities in the match while posting six team blocks and limiting La Salle to an attack percentage of .061 (25k-19e-98a).

Sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu continued her efficient season, posting six kills against just one error (.417) along with a match-high three blocks (one solo, two assist).

Freshman Emily Clemens clinched her fifth double-double of the season with 20 assists and 11 digs along with three service aces while and sophomore Maggie Skjelbred posted six kills and three digs.



Sophomore Jordan Timmer also notched double-digit assits with 11 along with three digs.

GW hosts VCU on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at Smith Center.

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