Volleyball Wins No. 20, Downs UM Eastern Shore, 3-0
Lazzari, McLaughlin Pace Colonials
Nov. 11, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington volleyball team defeated Maryland Eastern Shore, 3-0 (30-23, 30-22, 30-26) Tuesday in a nonconference match at GW's Smith Center. GW senior hitter Ruth Lazzari scored 13 points on 12 kills and a service ace to lead the Colonials. Freshman Juliene McLaughlin tallied 12 points on 11 kills and an ace and added a team-high 13 digs in the victory.
GW sophomore Abigail Hatter hit .462 with seven kills in 13 swings while committing just one hitting error and assisted on a pair of blocks.
The Colonials breezed to seven- and eight-point victories in each of the first two games before running into trouble in game three. The Hawks raced out to a 9-4 lead before GW closed to within one at 10-9 on a kill by setter Lauren Dunning. UMES responded with an 8-3 run for an 18-12 advantage but again GW scored eight of the next 10 points to tie the game at 20-20 on a kill by Hatter.
The Colonials then began to take control of the game and, leading 29-26, got a kill from Lazzari on a feed from Dunning to end the match.
UMES (24-10) was led by Jana Milin's 19 kills, 13 digs and three service aces accounting for 23 points-nearly half of the Hawks' 49-point total. Aja Smith added 13 digs. The Hawks are coached by former GW assistant volleyball coach Toby Rens and former Colonials standout Renee Arnold ('01). Rens served as GW's assistant coach for four seasons from 1994 through '97.
GW hit .286 (49-15-119) as a team compared to .145 (42-24-124) for the Hawks. The Colonials' defense also tallied six total blocks, including solos by Dunning, sophomore Shannon Parks and freshman Kelly Kabbes, to just two blocks for UMES.
GW (20-8) hosts La Salle Friday in a key A-10 match beginning at 7 p.m. The Colonials defeated the Explorers, 3-0, on Oct. 8 in Philadelphia.
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