SOUTH FLORIDA DEALS VCU FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON

SCORES: South Florida 3, VCU 0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-18)
LOCATION:
Raleigh, N.C. – Reynolds Coliseum (Courtyard Midtown Classic)
RECORDS: VCU 4-1, South Florida 2-3

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • VCU hit a season-low .066 in the match, including -.125 in the first set, and committed 18 hitting errors. South Florida, meanwhile, hit .308.
  • The Rams were also plagued by 10 service errors, compared to two aces.
  • USF's Valerie El Houssine led all players with 15 kills and hit .565 in the match.
  • Freshman Martina Samadan led the Rams with six kills and three blocks. She hit .357.
  • Senior Jasmine Waters added three blocks and four kills for VCU.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • VCU suffered its first loss of the season to fall to 4-1. The Rams' 4-0 start had been their best since a 5-0 mark to kick off the 2009 season.
  • The Rams are now 1-1 at the Courtyard Midtown Classic.
  • VCU's Samadan is now hitting .397 in five matches this season.
  • This was the first meeting between VCU and South Florida since 1994. The Bulls lead the all-time series 15-4.
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams will wrap up action in the Courtyard Midtown Classic Saturday night at 7 p.m. when they take on host N.C. State at Reynolds Coliseum.
 
VCU TRIPPED UP AT FORDHAM
September 30, 2012 VCU TRIPPED UP AT FORDHAM
2012 VCU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW
August 23, 2012 2012 VCU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW