Xavier Spoils Volleyball's Senior Night, 3-0
Brown Paces Colonials With 15 Kills, Hits .519
Nov. 13, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC -- The GW volleyball team lost a three-game match to visiting Xavier to close out the 2004 home season. The Musketeers prevailed, 30-25, 30-26, 30-25, in an Atlantic 10 Conference match Saturday night at Smith Center. The loss spoiled the home finale for two GW seniors, Katie Downey (Caldwell, ID) and Molly Law (Denver, CO) making their final home appearances in a Colonials uniform. GW fell to 7-21 on the season, 3-11 in the A-10 while Xavier improved to 18-9 overall, 12-2 in the A-10.
GW freshman Janine Brown (Jacksonville, FL) posted one of her best matches of the season with a team-high 15 kills and hit .519 with nine digs. Sophomore Kelly Kabbes (Cary, NC) also had an outstanding match hitting an errorless .467 with seven kills in 15 swings. She also recorded a block solo and a block assist. GW setter Kaimana Lee (Wailuku, HI) also had an errorless hitting night with three kills in four attempts for a .750 percentage and 41 assists. Junior libero Jessica Vesey (Poway, CA) led all players with 19 digs.
Xavier's Astyn Bjorklund hit an impressive .520 with a match-high 16 kills. Her Musketeer teammate, Kate Duchek, added 10 kills while Danielle Skrajewski added 16 digs.
The Colonials came out strong and led for most of game one before Xavier took control at the end. GW actually out-hit Xavier .310 to .295 in the first game but the Musketeers put the ball away when it needed to for the victory. Xavier controlled much of game two but the Colonials made it interesting in game three. GW closed to within 26-25 but a kill by Molly Martin followed by a service ace from Duchek carried the Musketeers to victory.
For the match, Xavier out-hit GW .344 to .265 though GW had a 6.5 to 3.5 advantage over the Musketeers in total blocks.
Both Downey and Law were honored in a ceremony prior to the match. The players were each given a large, framed action photo from this season, a bouquet and a Hawaiian lei donated by Lee's parents.
Although GW failed to qualify for the A-10 Championship Tournament, the Colonials will play a season-ending tournament at the University of the Pacific, Nov. 26-27, in Stockton, CA. GW will face Pacific on Nov. 26 and either Nevada or San Francisco on Nov. 27.
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