The George Washington University: Women's Volleyball

Volleyball Upended By Duquesne, 3-1

Lindsey Vernand had 15 kills, 13 digs and six blocks Saturday at Duquesne.
Lindsey Vernand had 15 kills, 13 digs and six blocks Saturday at Duquesne.

Oct. 12, 2002

Final Stats

PITTSBURGH, PA - The GW volleyball team won the first game before dropping three straight to Duquesne Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The Colonials fell, 30-28, 25-30, 19-30, 27-30 to the Dukes in a two-hour, five-minute A-10 battle. It marked the first conference victory of the season for Duquesne and dropped GW's conference record to 2-3.

Freshman Lindsey Vernand (Huntington Beach,CA/Huntington Beach) had one of her best matches of the season posting a match-high 15 kills with 13 digs and six blocks while hitting .279. Junior Ruth Lazzari (Seal Beach, CA/Connelly) added 14 kills and a match-high 24 digs to lead the Colonials.

The Dukes (11-8, 1-3 A-10) were led by Sarah Morrow and Stephanie Hopkins who tallied 13 kills each.

Neither team was particularly efficient on offense. GW managed to hit just .074 (58-42-217) as a team while Duquesne hit .141 (59-32-192). The Colonials gave away nine points on service errors and went an entire match without a service ace for the first time this season.

The loss was just GW's fifth in 29 meetings with Duquesne. GW will host the Dukes on Nov. 2 in Washington.

GW (11-9, 2-3 A-10) next plays Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 19 on the road and at Fordham on Oct. 20 in New York.



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