RICHMOND, Va. – Middle blockers Courtney Hott (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Jasmine Waters (Landover, Md.) combined for 18 kills as Virginia Commonwealth University trounced North Carolina  A&T, 3-0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-11) Saturday morning at the Third Degree Sportswear Invitational at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

Hott was nearly perfect, blasting nine kills in 11 attempts for a .818 hitting percentage. Waters, meanwhile, registered nine kills and hit .533 with a block. Not to be outdone, junior Anett Farkas (Budapest, Hungary) turned in one of her finest efforts as a Ram with seven kills and a block. Farkas hit .545 in the match.

Defensively, the Rams received nine digs apiece from senior Amanda Friday (Springfield, Va.) and sophomore Jessica Warner (Germantown, Md.).
The Rams were efficient against the Aggies, hitting .337 to mark the fourth straight match in which VCU hit .220 or better. The Black and Gold committed just 10 errors in the contest. The Rams also served at a season-high .973 percentage, recording nine aces along the way.
Freshman setter Cecilia Aragao (Recife, Brazil) dished out 21 assists with six digs and four kills in two sets of work. Aragao has 11 kills and zero errors in her last two matches.
Andrea Evans paced North Carolina A&T with nine digs and three blocks.

VCU will return for Saturday's nightcap at the Third Degree Sportswear Invitational when it meets George Washington at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 5 p.m.