Temple Continues Mastery Over GW Volleyball, 3-1
Hitting Errors Cripple Colonials' Offense
Oct. 29, 2004
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The GW Volleyball team lost for the 10th straight match, and the 14th straight meeting with Temple, Friday night in Philadelphia. The Owls defeated GW by the scores: 30-22, 30-24, 27-30, 30-25 in a two-hour, five-minute Atlantic 10 match at McGonigle Hall.
Neither team was particularly efficient on offense. The Colonials managed just a .059 percentage with 52 kills and 40 errors but the Owls weren't much better with a .130 percentage on 61 kills while committing 34 errors. The Owls even spotted the Colonials 11 points on service errors.
The loss dropped the reeling Colonials to 4-18, 1-8 in the A-10 while Temple improved to 10-14, 7-1.
GW junior Lindsey Vernand led the Colonials with 13 kills but also committed 14 errors for a -.018 hitting percentage. Vernand also added 20 digs, three blocks and a service ace.
Temple freshman Yue Liu led the Owls with 17 kills and had 16 digs. Teammate Zhen Jia Liu added 14 kills and a match-high 21 digs.
The loss completed the season sweep by the Owls who also defeated GW in a five-game thriller at GW on Oct. 2.
GW remains in Philadelphia Saturday for a 5:00 p.m. match with La Salle at Tom Gola Arena.