BOYD KEYS VCU AS RAMS CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER LIBERTY

SCORES: VCU 3, Liberty 0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-20)
LOCATION:
Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center (Richmond, Va.)
RECORDS:
VCU 15-3, Liberty 12-6

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Despite 22 ties and 11 lead changes in three sets, VCU never relinquished control on the way to its fourth set of the season.
  • Senior Kristin Boyd hit .556 with 11 kills and classmate Anett Farkas added 10 kills and 10 digs for VCU.
  • VCU hit .271 in the match, while Liberty was limited to a .119 hitting percentage.
  • Sophomore setter Cecilia Aragao handed out 36 assists, while freshman Martina Samadan provided six kills and four blocks.
  • VCU won the first set 25-23 to grab a 1-0 lead in the match. With the score tied 22-22, Boyd, Farkas and freshman Romana Kriskova each provided a kill in a 3-1 burst to close out the frame.
QUOTABLE
"Kristin Boyd looked great tonight. She was really focused. Her and Anett Farkas did a really nice job of being focused and making adjustments as game went along, which created lot of success for us. Liberty really focused on our middles, but that opened things up for everybody else."
 
"It's really great to come back and get a win tonight. We made some adjustments. We talked to the girls this week and just problem solved with the team and the staff. Our practices were great and it really carried over. We were little shaky at the beginning and then they calmed down and we took off."
 
-- VCU Head Coach James Finley
 
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • VCU won Wednesday despite being out blocked (7-6) for just the second time this season. The Rams were out blocked 11-9 Sept. 3 against Middle Tennessee State, but won that match in five sets.
  • The Rams have won seven straight matches against Liberty, a streak that dates to the 2005 season. VCU has swept the last four meetings 3-0 and has won 14 straight sets overall over the Flames.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU returns to conference play when it travels to face Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
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