Volleyball Falls To Temple on Senior Day, 3-0
Colonials Back In A-10 Tournament
Nov. 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - GW clinched a berth in the A-10 Tournament for the second straight year but needed help from Dayton to get there. The Colonials were swept 30-28, 30-25, 30-23 by visiting Temple on Senior Day at Smith Center Saturday. GW (21-9, 8-6) earned a berth in the tournament however, by virtue of Rhode Island's loss to Dayton also Saturday.
The Colonials will face either Temple or Dayton depending upon the outcome of the Fordham-Xavier match Saturday night. The Colonials next match will be in the first round Friday, Nov. 21 at Temple's McGonigle Hall.
For GW seniors Lauren Dunning, Laura Harrison, Sarah Hokom and Ruth Lazzari, it was a bitter loss as GW fell to the Owls for the 12th straight meeting. None of the four have been on the winning side against Temple in their careers.
Lazzari, appearing in her next-to-last match at Smith Center, slammed a team-high 15 kills in 36 swings to hit .306 in a one-hour, 29-minute match. She was the only Colonial in double figures. Hokom added a team-high 15 digs.
Temple's Yamit Haba led the Owls with 16 kills while hitting .239 with 17 digs and teammate Margaret Majewska added a match-high 21 digs.
Temple (19-7, 13-1) hit .217 with 52 kills compared to .120 (39 kills) for GW. The Owls locked up the top seed in the tournament followed by Dayton as the second seed.