BOYD JOINS 1,000-KILL CLUB AS RAMS TOP KENT, REMAIN UNBEATEN

SCORES: VCU 3, Kent State 1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18)
LOCATION:
Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C. (N.C. State Courtyard Midtown Classic)
RECORDS: VCU 4-0, Kent State 1-3

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Senior Kristin Boyd supplied 10 kills, including the 1,000th of her career early in the second set.
  • Freshman Martina Samadan led the way for VCU, blasting 13 kills while hitting .579. Samadan, the reigning Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, added three blocks.
  • Sophomore setter Cecilia Aragao added 45 assists, while classmate Amanda Love dug 14 balls.
  • Senior Anett Farkas supplied eight kills, two aces and a pair of blocks.
  • VCU hit .324 for the match, while the Golden Flashes managed just .103.
  • The Rams overcame a 25-22 defeat in the opening set the win going away. The initial frame featured six lead changes and 14 ties. There were just four lead changes and seven ties in the final three sets, combined.
  • The Rams overcame a 25-22 defeat in the opening set the win going away. The initial frame featured six lead changes and 14 ties.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • Boyd becomes just the fifth player in VCU history to reach the 1,000-kill plateau, joining Shannon McMeekin (1,362), Elisa Kuehnel (1,184), Lauren Connell (1,136) and Cindy O'Brien (1,045).
  • Boyd celebrated her 22nd birthday Friday.
  • VCU has won all four of its matches this season by a 3-1 margin.
  • VCU is 2-0 against schools from the Mid American Conference this season. The Rams beat Ball State last weekend.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 1 to meet South Florida at 11 a.m. in the second day of the Courtyard Midtown Classic. The Rams will also take on host N.C. State at 7 p.m. Saturday evening.
View: Mobile | Desktop