Volleyball Falls to Flyers 0-3 in Atlantic 10 Tournament Sweep
GW Loses 28-30, 20-30 and 20-30, Lazzari Leads GW with 13 Kills
Nov. 21, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The George Washington Women's Volleyball team was swept out of the A-10 Tournament at the hands of Dayton in a 0-3 loss. The Colonials (21-10, 8-6) have lost all three contests against Dayton this season winning only one game. Dayton (24-9, 12-1) will face regular season champion Temple at McGonigle Hall in the Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday at 7:00 pm.
The Colonials came out strong jumping to an early 10-5 lead in game one. After holding the lead for most of the game, GW gave in to Dayton who battled back to tie game one at 28. The Flyers then finished their rally winning the last two points for to beat GW 28-30 in the first frame. In game two the Colonials were down by five points early but stayed close before folding after reaching the 20-point mark, loosing game two 20-30. Dayton stayed out in front for the third and final game as GW also dropped game three with a 20-30 score.
Senior Ruth Lazzari (Seal Beach, CA/Connelly) paced the Colonials effort with 13 kills while teammate Sarah Hokom (Caldwell, ID/Caldwell) added 11 of her own. Dayton was led in kills by Erin Treadway who had 13 while Shanna Pressler had 11 and Faye Barhorst had 10.
GW senior Lauren Dunning (Stockton, CA/St. Mary's) was responsible for 32 of GW's 37 assists. Four Colonials, Hokom, Lazzari, Dunning and Juliene McLaughlin (Lindsay, Ontario/Lindsay Collegiate) had double digits in digs as the team combined for 67 compared to Dayton's 71. Dayton also won the battle of the blocks getting four solo blocks and 14 block assists while GW had one solo and eight assists.
With the victory, Dayton will play regular season champion Temple, who defeated Xavier in earlier action, in the A-10 final on Saturday at 7:00 pm. The Colonials final match of the 2003 regular season will be against American at Smith Center at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26.