October 23, 2010

RAMS ROLL TO FIFTH STRAIGHT, DOWN UNC WILMINGTON, 3-0

RICHMOND, Va. – Senior Kelsie Clegg (Boise, Idaho) hit .600 and sophomore Kristin Boyd (Wilmington, N.C.) supplied 11 kills in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-14) Virginia Commonwealth University sweep of UNC Wilmington Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

VCU has won five straight to improve to 9-16 overall and 7-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Rams continued their dominance in this series, recording their 11th straight over the Seahawks. UNC Wilmington falls to 7-17 overall and 1-8 in CAA action.
 
Clegg provided 10 kills in 15 swings for the Rams, who hit a season-high .333 in the victory. Boyd hit .241 for the match, while senior Mariel Frey (Lititz, Pa.) blasted nine kills with 13 digs and two blocks.
 
Sophomore Marisa Low (Carlsbad, Calif.) was credited with 15 digs. Low dug 36 balls in six sets this weekend, an average of 6.0 per frame.
 
VCU held the Seahawks to a .126 hitting percentage and outdug UNCW, 51-36.
 
The Rams were also particularly efficient on offense, with freshman setters Ciara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) and Bridget Camacho (Cumming, Ga.)

combing for 47 assists on VCU's 50 kills.

 
Jennifer Mallard paced UNC Wilmington with nine kills. She hit .318.
 
The Rams return to action on Friday, Oct. 29 when they head to Boston, Mass. to face Northeastern in a pivotal CAA matchup at 7 p.m.
 
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