Nov 06, 2015
Score: VCU 3, Duquesne 1 (25-21, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Records: VCU 12-14 (6-5 A-10), Duquesne 13-12 (6-6)
- Streaking VCU received 17 kills and seven digs from senior Kalah Jones as it beat Duquesne for the second time in 12 days.
- With the victory, VCU leaps over Duquesne for fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings.
- The Rams dug 66 balls Friday night, and sophomore libero Rebekah Strange led the way with 21. Senior Sami Blaze added 13.
- Freshman Tori Baldwin, the A-10's Co-Defensive Player of the Week, racked up seven blocks and six kills for VCU, while sophomore Jane Feddersen served up three aces and recorded five total blocks, including three solos.
- Freshman Sahbria McLetchie continues to spike kills for VCU. She added 16 more to her total Friday.
- Nora Young paced Duquesne with 11 kills.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- VCU has won four straight matches and six of seven.
- With 17 kills Friday, Jones moved past Cindy O'Brien and into fifth place on VCU's career list with 1,047. Next on the list is Lauren O'Connell (1,1,36).
- Jones has totaled 70 kills in her last three matches, an average of 5.46 per set, while hitting .309.
- Strange has recorded 20 or more kills in five of her last seven matches.
- "We started out pretty hot, and then went into second set and girls started not communicating and we couldn't get the first ball to run an offense. Between the second and third set I told them they've got to stay calm and start communicating. Indigo started finding hitters. Tori Baldwin had a good game. She's been playing really well. It's a great team win. Success breeds success and trying to get better each day to get ready for the A-10 Tournament." – VCU Coach Jody Rogers.
- The Rams will look for a season sweep of La Salle when they visit the Explorers at Tom Gola Arena on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.