GW Volleyball Sweeps La Salle for Fourth Straight Win
Goss and Williams Pace Offense, Colonials Post 11.0 Team Blocks
Oct. 18, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Senior Rachael Goss and freshman Loren Williams each contributed 10 kills and freshman Emily Clemens dished out 25 assists as the George Washington volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 sweep of La Salle on Friday night at Tom Gola Arena for its fourth straight win. Set scores were 25-15, 25-17, 25-10.
GW (9-10, 4-1 A-10) hit a season-high .354 (42k-13e-82a) while forcing 19 attack errors and limiting La Salle (1-24, 0-7 A-10) to a .022 attack percentage as the Colonials earned the season sweep over the Explorers.
In the first set, the teams exchanged points until a deadlock at 10-10. From there, the Colonials yielded just five more points as they swung .367 (16k-5e-30a) en route to a 25-15 victory to grab a 1-0 lead in the match.
The second set started in the same way as the opening frame, with the teams exchanging points until a tie at 9-9. Once again, the Colonials harnessed the momentum and swung .323 (15k-5e-31a) while closing the set on a 16-8 run to take a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-17 victory.
The Colonials dominated the third set, scoring the first six points and eventually extending their lead to 16-4. La Salle notched three straight points to cut the deficit to 16-7, but GW regained the momentum and closed the set on a 9-3 run to clinch the sweep.
GW notched double-digit blocks for the eighth time this season with 11.0 rejections, led by junior Gabrial Rushton's seven block assists.
Williams' 10 winners came with just two attack errors in addition to six digs and three blocks (one solo, two assist), while Goss committed just two attack errors in putting down her 10 kills.
Freshman Chidima Osuchukwu posted eight kills against just one error and added two solo blocks.
GW will look to extend its win streak on Sunday afternoon against George Mason at Smith Center in the inaugural event of the recently announced Revolutionary Rivalry. First serve is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.