DAYTON, Ohio – Sophomore Kristin Boyd (Wilmington, N.C.)
had 13 kills, but Virginia Commonwealth University couldn't
hold back surging Arizona State in a 3-2 (25-21, 27-25, 20-25,
20-25, 9-15) loss Sunday at the University of Dayton's Flyer
Classic at the Frericks Center.
The Rams (0-4) hit .257 and .294 in sets one and two, respectively, to grab a 2-0 lead. However, Arizona State took control in the third game. With VCU leading 17-16, the Sun Devils (1-2) outscored the Rams, 9-3, to take the set, 25-20. ASU never looked back, hitting .378 and .353 in the fourth and fifth sets on the way to victory.
VCU received six kills and seven blocks from junior Courtney Hott (Fredericksburg, Va.), who also hit .500 for the match. She did not commit a hitting error. Senior Mariel Frey (Lititz, Pa.) added 13 kills and 15 digs, while sophomore Marisa Low (Carlsbad, Calif.) provided 17 digs.
Ashley Kastl had 21 kills to lead the Sun Devils, while Sarah Reaves kicked in 18 and libero Sarah Johnson handled 24 digs.
The Rams won a back-and-forth opening set. The Rams trailed by as many as six points in the frame, at 17-11, and were down 19-15 when Head Coach James Finley called timeout to stem the tide. VCU promptly closed the set with a 10-2 burst.
In the second set, the Rams managed to dig out of a 15-8 hole. Trailing 25-24, the Rams got a critical diving, one-arm dig from Low to set up a right-handed slam by Boyd. On the ensuing play, Hott and freshman setter Ciara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) teamed up on a double block of Kastl to give the Rams a 26-25 lead. VCU would take the set, 27-25, after a Kastl hitting error.
The Rams return to action on Friday, Sept. 3 when they face Colgate at 4:30 p.m. at the Penn State Classic in State College, Pa.
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May 3, 2011 VCU COACH SEEKS HOPE, HELP FOR CRIPPLED HOMETOWN
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March 21, 2011 VOLLEYBALL RELEASES SPRING SCHEDULE
March 8, 2011 GETTING TO KNOW: SAMANTHA SALVI
March 3, 2011 VCU VOLLEYBALL ADDS THOMPSON, PETROVIC TO COACHING STAFF
February 24, 2011 BROWN TO ATTEND U.S. JUNIOR NATIONAL TRYOUTS
January 20, 2011 GETTING TO KNOW: FRESHMAN BRIDGET CAMACHO
December 7, 2010 WATERS EARNS POSTSEASON HONOR FROM COBRA MAGAZINE
November 26, 2010 RAMS CLOSE OUT 2010 SEASON WITH 3-1 WIN OVER ALBANY
November 20, 2010 TOP-SEEDED DELAWARE HOLDS OFF VCU IN CAA SEMIFINAL
November 19, 2010 DEJA VCU? RAMS LOOK TO CHANNEL SPIRIT OF '05
November 19, 2010 THREE RAMS NAMED TO ALL-CAA VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
November 16, 2010 RAMS WASTE LITTLE TIME IN DISMANTLING HAMPTON, 3-0
November 12, 2010 WILLIAM & MARY RALLIES TO STUN VCU, 3-2; CAA TOURNAMENT FATE IN LIMBO
November 6, 2010 BOYD HELPS RAMS OVERCOME PESKY TOWSON, 3-2
November 5, 2010 DELAWARE HANDLES VCU IN BATTLE OF CAA LEADERS
November 1, 2010 CLEGG GETS DEFENSIVE, CLAIMS SECOND CAA WEEKLY AWARD
October 31, 2010 RAMS SURVIVE HOFSTRA SCARE BEHIND CLEGG, FREY
October 29, 2010 NORTHEASTERN SOLVES VCU, HALTS RAMS’ WIN STREAK
October 25, 2010 LOW DIGS UP CAA WEEKLY AWARD
October 23, 2010 RAMS ROLL TO FIFTH STRAIGHT, DOWN UNC WILMINGTON, 3-0
October 22, 2010 LOW, BOYD SPARK RAMS PAST GEORGIA STATE, 3-0
October 18, 2010 CLEGG BLOCKS HER WAY INTO HISTORY, CAA DEFENSIVE HONOR
October 16, 2010 RAMS SHAKE UP CAA RACE, SHOCK FIRST-PLACE GEORGE MASON, 3-2
October 15, 2010 CLEGG, RAMS ROADBLOCK JMU IN HARRISONBURG
October 10, 2010 RAMS ROAR PAST TOWSON BEHIND FREY
October 8, 2010 DELAWARE'S DENNEHY LEADS BLUE HENS PAST VCU, 3-0
October 4, 2010 LOWS HIGH NOTE; SOPHOMORE NAMED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
October 2, 2010 MARTINS, CLEGG SPARK RAMS; FINLEY GRABS 100TH VCU VICTORY
September 28, 2010 DOWN IN D.C.: VCU FALLS TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, 3-1
September 25, 2010 RAMS THROW BLOCK PARTY, REJECT HOFSTRA, 3-1
September 24, 2010 NORTHEASTERN TOPS VCU IN CAA OPENER, 3-0
September 18, 2010 STREAKING MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE OVERWHELMS VCU, 3-0
September 18, 2010 BOYD, HOTT FUEL 3-0 SWEEP OF DENVER
September 17, 2010 #24 LONG BEACH STATE OFFENSE TOO MUCH FOR VCU, 3-0
September 16, 2010 RAMS PUSH #14 COLORADO STATE TO THE LIMIT
September 14, 2010 GEORGETOWN SLIPS THROUGH VCU'S GRASP
September 11, 2010 RAMS BATTLE, BUT DROP PAIR TO RANKED KENTUCKY, FLORIDA STATE
September 10, 2010 KANSAS STATE OUTLASTS VALIANT VCU, 3-0
September 4, 2010 PENN STATE OVERPOWERS VCU, 3-0
September 4, 2010 RAMS REGROUP, THROTTLE SETON HALL, 3-0
September 3, 2010 FREYS 23 KILLS NOT ENOUGH TO RESCUE VCU
September 3, 2010 VCU SET TO TAKE ON TOP-RANKED PENN STATE, COLGATE, SETON HALL
August 31, 2010 VCU VOLLEYBALL SEASON TICKETS ON SALE!
August 29, 2010 ARIZONA STATE RALLY THWARTS RESILIANT VCU, 3-2
August 28, 2010 NO. 21 DAYTON ROLLS PAST VCU, 3-0
August 27, 2010 OHIO STATE RALLIES PAST VCU, 3-1
August 27, 2010 VCU FALLS TO OHIO IN SEASON OPENER, 3-0
August 16, 2010 RAMS TABBED THIRD IN CAA COACHES POLL
August 12, 2010 FOLLOW VCU VOLLEYBALL ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
August 9, 2010 BROWN THRIVES AGAINST TOP JUNIOR COMPETITION
August 3, 2010 MELICHARKOVA SIGNS WITH GERMAN CLUB