RAMS THROW BLOCK PARTY, REJECT HOFSTRA, 3-1

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Sophomore Jasmine Waters (Landover, Md.) made the most of a rare start, recording 13 blocks to lead Virginia Commonwealth University to a 3-1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-10)win over Hofstra Saturday night at Cosby High School.

Waters, a transfer from Temple, was making her third start of the year and led a 17.5 block performance by the Rams. The effort marked VCU's most blocks in a match in two years. Waters had a pair of solo blocks and added seven kills as the Rams (3-14, 1-1 CAA) picked up their first league win of the year.
 
Senior Mariel Frey (Lititz, Pa.) had six blocks to go with nine kills and sophomore Courtney Hott (Fredericksburg, Va.) added five blocks for VCU.
 
The Rams' defensive front stymied the Pride attack. Hofstra (6-12, 0-2 CAA) hit .000 for the match, including a negative percentage in the final three sets.
 
Nikki Kinnier and Marina Markovic led the Pride with 13 kills apiece.
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VCU was slow out of the gate, hitting .083 on the way to a 25-20 loss in the opening set. However, from the second set on, it was all Rams. VCU closed out the win with one of its most dominant performances of the year, hitting .429 on the way to a 25-10 victory.
 
Senior Kelsie Clegg (Boise, Idaho) ripped nine kills in 15 swings and hit .600 for the Black and Gold, while sophomore Marisa Low (Carlsbad, Calif.) provided 15 digs.
 
The Rams return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 28 when they head to Washington, D.C. and step out of conference to battle George Washington at 7 p.m.
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