Jones, McLetchie lead Rams to road win at Davidson, 3-1

The Basics

  • Score: VCU 3, Davidson 1 
  • Records: VCU (7-13, 1-4 A10), Davidson (7-11, 2-3 A10)
  • Location: Belk Arena – Davidson, N.C.
  • The Short Story: Senior Kalah Jones and freshman Sahbria McLetchie each posted 21 kills to lead the VCU volleyball team to a 3-1 road win at Davidson on Saturday night.

Opening Volley

  • Jones and McLetchie led the offensive attack with a combined 42 kills. McLetchie posted her second straight match with 20 or more kills, while Jones hit 20-plus for the second time this season.
  • Redshirt freshman Indigo Thompson tied a career-high with 59 assists on the evening. She has now posted over 40 assists eight different times this year and three times reached 50 or more.
  • Sophomore Rebekah Strange and senior Samantha Blaze combined for 33 digs on the evening. Strange had 20 of the 33, marking the third time this year that she tallied 20 or more in a match. The 13 digs by Blaze are a career-high and marks the third time in the past four matches she had double-digits in that category.

Key Moments

  • With the score tied 13-13 in the first set, Davidson reeled off four of the next five points to grab momentum, which they never let go en route to a 25-23 set win and a 1-0 lead.
  • The second set was much of the same with back and forth throughout the set, but the Rams rallied to win four of the last five points of the set to claim the 25-21 win and tie the match at 1-1.
  • Once again, the third set was a battle, but the Black & Gold dug deep, winning five of the final six points to take a 2-1 lead off a 25-20 set win.
  • With the Rams down 20-18 in the fourth set, McLetchie had back-to-back kills to spark a 7-3 run to close out the set and match for VCU.

Quotable

  • "Sahbria and Kalah really killed it tonight. Indigo did a great job with distribution. But what was really key was Rebekah Strange and Sami Blaze dug a lot of balls, played great defense and allowed us to get our offense going." - Head Coach Jody Rogers

Up Next

  • The Rams remain on the road next weekend when they travel to Saint Louis. First serve at SLU is set for 8 p.m.
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