GW Volleyball to Host Crucial A-10 Matches This Weekend
Colonials to Face Fordham & Rhode Island in Final Home Matches of Season
Nov. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team closes out its home schedule with a critical pair of Atlantic 10 Conference matches this weekend. The Colonials will host Fordham on Friday night at 7 p.m. for the "Get Buff Match" before welcoming Rhode Island on Sunday at 1 p.m. for Senior Day.
At Friday's "Get Buff Match", fans are encouraged to wear Buff to show their school spirit. The first 50 fans to arrive will receive a free "Get Buff" T-shirt.
On Sunday, seniors Lauren Whyte, Candace Silva-Martin and Christie Graf will be honored in a ceremony following the match. All fans will receive free mini volleyballs while the first 100 through the door will enjoy free food.
GW (9-16, 6-5 A-10) is currently in a three-way tie for fourth-place in the conference with Temple and Duquesne. The Colonials have a 6-5 conference record and sit just ahead of Fordham (13-17, 5-6 A-10) and Rhode Island (9-15, 5-6 A-10). The top six teams in the conference standings at the end of the regular season will advance to the Atlantic 10 Championship, to be held Nov. 16-18 at Duquesne's A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Colonials entered last weekend as winners of five of their last six matches but suffered consecutive losses at No. 15 Dayton and Xavier.
GW ranks fourth as a team during Atlantic 10 matches in opponent hitting percentage (.162) and digs (16.56/set) while ranking sixth in blocks (2.24/set).
Senior Candace Silva-Martin totaled 28 digs last weekend to bring her career total to 2,051. She needs just 30 digs to become the Atlantic 10's all-time career digs leader. Silva-Martin is engaged in a virtual dead heat with Xavier's Stephanie Vorherr, who trails her by just seven digs entering the weekend.
Senior Lauren Whyte is ranked fourth in the Atlantic 10, averaging 3.89 kills/set. She has posted double-digit kills in 20 matches this season, including the last five matches and nine out of the last 11.
Fordham has just one win in their last five outings after last weekend's losses against Butler and Saint Louis. Fordham is just one of two teams to defeat conference newcomer VCU in conference competition. VCU has just three losses on the season, one of just seven teams in Division I with three or less losses.
Rhode Island enters the weekend as winners of three of their last four matches following last weekend's split with Saint Louis and Butler.
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