RAMS BLOCK BULLDOGS, CHARGE TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

SCORES: VCU 3, Butler 0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-19)
LOCATION:
Richmond, Va. (Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
RECORDS:
VCU 19-3 (5-2 A-10), Butler 12-9 (2-5 A-10)

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • VCU, the Atlantic 10 Conference's leading blocking team, enjoyed another superb night at the net with 13.5 blocks. Freshman Martina Samadan led the way again Saturday with nine blocks and provided 23 in two matches this weekend.
  • The Rams rallied from a 24-19 deficit for a 26-24 victory in the second set, which gave VCU a 2-0 lead in the match. Senior Anett Farkas was party to consecutive blocks and later put the final nail in Butler's coffin with a set-clinching kill from the left pin.
  • Farkas finished with 13 kills, eight digs, six blocks and hit .500 for the Rams.
  • VCU hit .280 in the match and has topped .200 in eight straight.
  • Samadan added seven kills and three service aces for VCU.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • VCU has won five straight matches and 15 of its last 16 sets.
  • The Rams are now 7-0 at home this season and have won 11 straight at the Stuart C. Siegel Center dating back to last season.
  • With 33 assists, sophomore Cecilia Aragao became the sixth player in school history to record 2,000 in her career.
  • With eight digs, senior Marisa Low moved into seventh place in school history with 1,232.
  • Samadan averaged 3.29 blocks per set in two matches this weekend.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU will continue its four-match homestand when it hosts George Washington on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Rams defeated the Colonials 3-0 on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C.
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