GW Vollyball's Streak Ends at VCU
Silva-Martin Joins A-10's 2,000 Dig Club as Colonials Fall, 3-0
Oct. 19, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. - Senior Candace Silva-Martin became just the fourth player in Atlantic 10 history to record 2,000 career digs, but the George Washington volleyball team had its four-match win streak halted at VCU on Friday night in straight sets at the Siegel Center. Set scores were 17-25, 23-25, 18-25.
GW (8-14, 5-3) will go for a series sweep of Charlotte tomorrow night when the Colonials visit the 49ers. GW downed Charlotte in three sets back on Sept. 21 in Washington.
Silva-Martin collected a team-high 15 digs on the evening to move her career total to 2,004. She became the fourth player in conference history to cross that threshold, and now sits 13 digs behind Carly Romberg (Charlotte '08), who ranks third on the list.
VCU (20-3, 6-2 A-10) opened the match on a 8-4 run and maintained a steady advantage on the way to a 25-17 win in the first set. The Colonials hit .207 (10k-4e-29a) in the opening frame but allowed the Rams to hit .263 (9k-4e-20a) and sideout on 76-percent (13-for-17) of their opportunities.
The Colonials responded by opening the second set on an 8-4 run before VCU pulled even at 12-12. The teams traded points all the way to 22-22 when senior Lauren slammed a kill for the 11th tie of the set. VCU gained the upper hand on consecutive kills and took the frame 25-23 to earn a 2-0 lead.
VCU was in control for most of the third set, opening on a 9-4 run and extending the lead to 17-9. GW was unable to make up the deficit as the Rams clinched the sweep with a 25-18 victory.
After being outblocked 16.0-6.5 in the last meeting, the Colonials rebounded to limit VCU to just 5.0 team blocks on Saturday. The Rams entered the match as the sixth-ranked blocking team in NCAA Division I, but GW totaled seven rejections led by four block assists from junior Jamie Armstrong and three from sophomore Kelsey Newman.
Whyte led all players with 13 kills while Newman added seven kills, eight digs, two aces and three block assists. Freshman Margarethe Skjelbred added five kills.
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