GW Volleyball Looks to Extend Streak on Weekend Road Trip

Senior Jessica Burr tied her career-high mark with 12 digs in GW's Revolutionary Rivalry win over George Mason last week. The Colonials and Patriots meet again on Sunday.

Oct. 24, 2013

Friday: GW at Duquesne - 7 p.m. - Gametracker | Watch Live
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The Last Meeting
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November 10, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
GW Volleyball Falls at Duquesne, 3-1
PITTSBURGH - Senior Lauren Whyte posted a double-double with 19 kills and 18 digs, but the George Washington volleyball team was unable to stop Duquesne as the Colonials fell to the Dukes, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at the AJ Palumbo Center.

The Last Meeting
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October 20, 2013
GW Volleyball Downs George Mason, 3-1, For Fifth Straight Win
WASHINGTON - Three players finished with at least 10 kills as the George Washington volleyball team won its fifth straight match with a 3-1 win over George Mason on Sunday afternoon in the inaugural event of the Revolutionary Rivalry at the Charles E. Smith Center.

WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team will attempt to extend its five-match win streak with visits to Duquesne (Fri., 7 p.m.) and George Mason (Sun., 1 p.m.) this weekend.

GW (10-10, 5-1 A-10) has won five straight matches entering the weekend, its longest streak since winning five in a row in the second half of the 2011 season, and is one of three one-loss teams in the Atlantic 10 along with Duquesne (12-8, 6-1 A-10) and VCU.

Last weekend, the Colonials hit a combined .317 in a straight-sets victory at La Salle and a 3-1 triumph over George Mason in the inaugural event in the Revolutionary Rivalry.

Senior Rachael Goss led the Colonials with 24 kills in the two matches while freshman Chidima Osuchukwu hit a blistering .741 with 22 kills against two attack errors.

Osuchukwu set a new program record in Saturday's win over George Mason as her .765 hitting percentage (14k-1e-17a) was the best attack rate in GW history during a four-set match. The Virginia Beach, Va., native currently ranks first in the Atlantic 10 and 57th in Division I with a .366 attack percentage and eighth in the conference with an average of 1.13 blocks per set.

The Colonials lead the all-time series against Duquesne, 33-12, but have lost five of the last seven meetings.

Duquesne also carries a five-match win streak into Friday's match after conference wins over Rhode Island (2x), Fordham (2x) and Saint Louis.

The Dukes are the top attacking team in the Atlantic 10 with a .223 team hitting percentage while junior Arielle Love ranks behind Osuchukwu with a .351 attack percentage in addition to a team-best 185 kills.

George Mason (6-15, 2-5 A-10) will host Rhode Island on Friday night ahead of Sunday's Revolutionary Rivalry rematch. Sunday's match marks the third event in the year-round series between the two local rivals.

The Colonials lead the all-time series over the Patriots, 31-8.



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