GW Volleyball Sweeps George Mason, 3-0, for #RevRivalry Win
Colonials Use Balanced Attack to Clinch Season Sweep Over Patriots
Oct. 27, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va. - The George Washington volleyball team clinched a season-sweep and picked up a Revolutionary Rivalry victory with a 3-0 shutout at George Mason on Sunday afternoon at RAC Gymnasium.
GW (11-11, 6-2 A-10) split its weekend schedule to remain one game behind conference leaders VCU and Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 standings.
GW opened the match by committing just four attack errors in the first set en route to a 25-19 win. With the teams tied at 12-12, the Colonials created separation with an 8-4 run to take a 20-16 lead. From there, GW yielded just three more points before clinching the 25-19 victory.
The Colonials erased a four-point deficit midway through the second set to extend their lead to 2-0 with a 25-17 win. George Mason (6-17, 2-7 A-10) established a four-point advantage at 11-7 to open the second set, but GW seized control on a kill by sophomore Chidima Osuchkwu which halted the momentum. GW went on to build an 11-3 run into an 18-14 lead. The Colonials' defense held off the Patriots by forcing key attack errors down the stretch before a kill by junior Gabrial Rushton punctuated a 25-17 win for a 2-0 lead in the match.
The Colonials had little trouble in the third set, turning a 12-11 lead into an 18-13 advantage. In the end it was a 25-22 win for the Colonials for their fifth sweep of the season.
GW's win featured offensive production from multiple sources. Osuchukwu hit .692 with nine kills and added four block assists. Senior Rachael Goss and junior Kelsey Newman both added eight kills while junior Landon Garvik put down winners.
Freshman Emily Clemens recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 30 assists and 14 digs.
The Colonials host Dayton next Friday night at 7:00 p.m. before welcoming Duquesne on Saturday afternoon.