DAYTON, Ohio – Senior Mariel Frey
(Lititz, Pa.) blasted 11 kills for Virginia Commonwealth University
in a 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-15) loss to 21st-ranked Dayton Saturday
night at the Frericks Center.
Dayton is the Rams' first ranked opponent this season, but all three of VCU's matches have come against schools that were at least receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll.
Frey hit .308 and committed just three hitting errors, but the Rams could get little else going on offense or defense. Frey's total accounted for half of the Rams' kills. Sophomore Marisa Low (Carlsbad, Calif.) collected eight digs.
Dayton (2-0), which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2009, hit .389 for the match. Rachel Krabacher and Becky Novacek led the Flyers with eight kills each, while All-American middle blocker Lindsay Fletemer had seven kills and five blocks.
VCU returns to the Frericks Center in Dayton on Sunday, Aug. 29 to face Arizona State at noon. The Sun Devils dropped a 3-1 decision to Dayton Saturday afternoon.