GW Volleyball in Action at Carolina Classic This Weekend
Colonials Face No. 18 North Carolina, Albany and James Madison at Carmichael Arena
Sept. 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team continues its non-conference schedule this weekend at the Carolina Classic at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Colonials will face No. 18 North Carolina on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a doubleheader on Saturday against Albany (10 a.m.) and James Madison (5:30 p.m.).
GW (3-4) holds a combined 18-5 record against the field, including a 16-1 overall mark against James Madison. The Colonials are 2-3 against the host Tar Heels and lost in their only meeting with Albany in 2004.
The Colonials will look to rebound from a three-set loss at Georgetown on Wednesday evening. Senior Rachael Goss led the offense with 11 kills against the Hoyas, and freshman Loren Williams had a breakout performance, adding 10 kills and seven digs.
Freshman Chidima Osuchukwu, who tallied four kills against Georgetown, currently ranks fourth in the Atlantic 10 with a .330 attack percentage.
Sophomore libero Maddy Doyle is digging balls at a rate of 4.73 per set, ranking her third overall in the A-10.
Senior Kelsey Newman leads GW with 71 kills, followed by Goss with 64 kills. Sophomore Jordan Timmer has posted 195 assists.
North Carolina carries a perfect 6-0 record into its home tournament and ranks No. 18 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll. The Tar Heels lead the ACC in kills (14.95/set) and assists (13.86/set) and are led offensively by Jovana Bjelica (62 kills, .326).
James Madison enters the weekend with a 2-3 record, while Albany (0-6) is in search of its first win of the season. JMU is led by Lizzy Briones (84 kills, .330, 33 blocks) and Janey Goodman (85 kills, 22 blocks) while Albany's attack is paced by Olivia Schoenwise (34 kills).