GW Volleyball Hosts UMBC in Home Opener on Wednesday
Colonials Welcome Retrievers for "Back to School Night"
Sept. 4, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team opens the home portion of its 2012 schedule on Wednesday evening as the Colonials host UMBC at 7:00 p.m. for "Back to School Night".
The Colonials hold a 19-1 advantage in the series with the Retrievers which dates back to the 1975 season.
GW (1-6) returns home from a season-opening road trip that spanned over 5,000 miles with stops in West Lafayette, Ind., for Purdue's Mortar Board Premier and Laramie, Wyo., for Wyoming's Cowgirl Classic. The Colonials started the season with losses in their first six matches, including two defeats against Top-25 opponents, before sweeping Bethune-Cookman at the Cowgirl Classic on Saturday for their first win of the season.
Whyte leads the team with 77 kills (3.21/set) through seven matches this season while Newman ranks second with 68 kills (2.96/set). Senior Candace Silva-Martin paces the defense with 69 digs. Freshman Maddy Doyle has shown great versatility in her debut season as she has totaled 54 digs and eight kills through her first seven matches. Doyle was named to the All-Tournament Team at the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic.
The last time the teams met, GW prevailed in straight sets (25-17, 25-9, 25-17) on Sept. 7, 2010. Whyte paced GW with 10 kills in the last meeting while then-freshman Candace Silva Martin totaled 13 digs. Other current Colonials on the roster during the last meeting were juniors Jamie Armstrong (one kill, two digs), Rachael Goss (five kills), Taylor Knox and Jessica Burr and senior Christie Graf.
UMBC enters the match with a 2-6 record following a winless weekend at the Adidas/Michigan Challenge. The Retrievers suffered losses to No. 22 Michigan, Arkansas and Central Michigan.
Freshman Sherelle Walker leads UMBC with 81 kills on the season after posting 23 winners against Michigan. Sophomore Hannah Schmidt has notched four double-digit kill efforts thus far while junior Ali Goc paces the defense with 96 digs.
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