GW Volleyball Takes Down Temple, 3-0
Mackenzie Knox Posts Career-Highs With 15 kills and 17.5 Points
Oct. 21, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The George Washington volleyball team opened its weekend in Philadelphia with a dominant 3-0 sweep of Temple Friday night at McGonigle Hall. Set scores were 25-19, 25-23, 25-19.
Senior MacKenzie Knox was a catalyst on both sides of the net, amassing career highs with 15 kills and 17.5 points to go along with a match-high five blocks.
GW (16-6, 5-3 A-10) implemented a balanced attack with four players recording at least five kills. Sophomore Jamie Armstrong finished with seven kills and junior Lauren Whyte tallied eight kills and 10 digs. Redshirt junior Katie Crosby paced the offense with 37 assists.
The Colonials hit .244 for the match while holding Temple (6-15, 2-6 A-10) to a 094 attack percentage while forcing 20 errors.
GW out-hit Temple in each of the three sets, including a .341 attack percentage in a tight second frame that featured eight ties and three lead changes. The Colonials trailed 22-20 late but closed the set on a 5-1 run to take a commanding 2-0 set lead in the match.
The teams swapped the lead nine times with 19 ties in one hour and 35 minutes. The win marks the fourth straight conference victory for the Colonials and their sixth win in the last seven matches.
The Colonials iced the game with outstanding defense in the final set, holding the Owls to a negative hitting percentage (-.030) while forcing eight errors.
The Owls were led by Elyse Burkert (10 kills), Gabriella Matautia (seven kills) and Tiffany Connaster (28 assists).
GW concludes its Philadelphia road trip Saturday evening against La Salle (5-19, 1-7) at Tom Gola Arena at 7 p.m. The Explorers were swept by visiting Charlotte, 3-0, Friday night.
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