Volleyball Mauls Morgan State, 3-0
Nov. 4, 2008
BALTIMORE, MD -- The returns came in early on election night and it was a landslide victory for the George Washington volleyball team which won for the eighth time in its last nine outings with a convincing 3-0 sweep over Morgan State Tuesday night in Baltimore. The Colonials prevailed by the scores, 25-12, 25-19, 25-22.
GW senior Liz Moult was razor sharp hitting an errorless .733 on a match-high 11 kills in 15 swings with a block assist for 11.5 points. Freshman Jenny O'Brien added six kills, three service aces and a block assist for her season-high 9.5 points.
After GW breezed to a 25-12 triumph in the first set, Morgan State rallied to hit .226 with 12 kills in 31 attacks to keep it close in the second set. The teams played to a 9-9 tie before the Colonials put together an 8-3 run for a 17-12 lead that included a pair of kills from O'Brien. The Bears closed to within three at 17-14 on a kill by Hilary Tutman but GW again pulled away for the easy 25-19 triumph.
The third set was deadlocked at 6-6 before the Colonials again asserted themselves with an 11-4 run behind a pair of O'Brien kills and numerous Bear errors. GW scored the final eight points of the set, including the final two points on O'Brien service aces, to coast to the 25-12 win.
For the match, GW out-hit the Bears, .318 (29-8-66) to -012 (20-21-81). GW, which scored nine of its points on service aces, unfortunately committed 11 errors from the service line.
Morgan State (3-25) which entered Tuesday's match having lost six of its last seven, was led by Ryhan Shy's 11 points on nine kills and two aces while hitting a team-best .368. Dina Beamon added a match-high 10 digs.
GW (14-9, 5-4 A-10) hosts Charlotte (10-15, 1-8 A-10) in a key A-10 match Thursday at 7 p.m. at Smith Center. GW defeated the 49ers earlier this season, 3-0, in Charlotte.