MCLETCHIE, FEDDERSEN, ADLER BREAK OUT IN WIN OVER HAMPTON

Score: VCU 3, Hampton 1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 25-19)
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 4-7, Hampton 0-10

OPENING VOLLEY
  • Freshman Sahbria McLetchie was one of several Rams to post a career-best Tuesday night, spiking a season-high 21 kills, along with 11 digs, to lead VCU past visiting Hampton.
  • Hampton had no answer for sophomore middle Jane Feddersen, who hit .682 with 17 kills. She committed just two hitting errors.
  • Freshman outside hitter Julia Adler, who had played in just three sets prior to Tuesday, enjoyed a breakout performance with 14 kills on 21 swings. The lefty did not commit and error.
  • Redshirt freshman setter Indigo Thompson kept the VCU offense chugging. The Minnesotan handed out 55 assists as VCU hit a season-high .380 in the match.
  • Sophomore Rebekah Strange, normally VCU's starting libero, moved to outside hitter and provided eight kills and 13 digs.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
  • McLetchie's 21 kills were the most by a VCU freshman since 2007. She blasted six kills in each of the first three sets Tuesday.
  • Freshmen and sophomores produced all 63 of VCU's kills Tuesday night, as well as 57 of 58 assists and 36 of 44 digs.
  • VCU hit .500 or better in three of four sets, including .517 in the opening frame.
KEY MOMENTS
  • After falling behind early in the second set, VCU jumped all over the Lady Pirates in the third. The Rams stormed a 19-9 advantage behind McLetchie's six kills and five more by Feddersen. The Rams hit .500 in the set.
  • The Rams were similarly strong in the closing stanza. VCU used an 11-2 blitz, sparked by four Feddersen kills, to assume a 14-5 lead on the way to victory.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU will head to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Demon Deacon Invitational Sept. 18-19. The Rams will take on a field that includes Wake Forest, Georgia and Hofstra. 
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