Nov. 10, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - Senior Abba Greenleaf paced the Colonials with 18 points on a match-high 16 kills as George Washington took a three-game sweep from La Salle (9-23, 0-12 A-10) Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center, keeping the Colonials A-10 Tournament hopes alive. GW won by the scores 30-26, 30-18, 30-20 to get back in the win column.
Greenleaf dominated play with a double double (16 kills, 11 digs) hitting .452 with only two errors on 31 swings and also added a block and a service ace. Junior Janine Brown was the only other Colonial in double digit kills, as she also recorded a double double with 11 kills and a team high 17 digs.
The Explorers were led by Christa Dominick's 11 points on 10 kills and two block assists, while hitting a team-high .333. Brittany Hanley also chipped in with 10.5 points on 10 kills and a block assist.
The Colonials started off the night slow as La Salle jumped to an 11-6 lead early in game one. However, GW bounced back with a 16-5 run to take a 22-16 lead behind three kills apiece by Greenleaf, Brown and senior Juliene McLaughlin and never trailed the remainder of the match.
A pair of service aces by sophomore Maggie Wright helped guide the Colonials to an early 4-0 lead in game two. The Explorers cut the lead to one at 10-9 but could never even the match. GW then went on a 20-9 run to win the game two 30-18.
Game three was similar to game two as the Colonials never trailed or tied en route to a 30-20 victory.
GW (14-11, 6-6 A-10) will close out the regular season at home tomorrow night against Temple in a pivotal conference match at 7:00 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. Before tomorrow nights match, four seniors: Kelly Kabbes, Kaimana Lee, Juliene McLaughlin and Abba Greenleaf will be honored as they will compete in their final home match.