RAMS CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER LA SALLE, CRUISE 3-0

Score: VCU 3, La Salle 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-17)
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Tom Gola Arena)
Records: VCU 11-8 (2-1 A-10), La Salle 8-10 (0-3)

The short story: Junior outside hitter Alica Kandler blasted 13 kills and hit .423 to highlight a one-sided VCU win at La Salle Sunday afternoon.
 
OPENING VOLLEY
  • Kandler committed just two errors in 26 swings for the Rams, who hit .271 overall. Kandler also picked up 16 digs and a pair of blocks. Her 14.5 points led all players.
  • Sophomore Tori Baldwin spiked seven kills and controlled the net with six blocks.
  • VCU freshman Gina Tuzzolo saw some of her most extensive action this season and made it count. She provided nine kills and hit .238 with three blocks.
  • La Salle hit just .103 in the match.
  • Jennifer Edwards produced 11 kills to lead the Explorers.
THE DIFFERENCE
  • The Rams were dominant Sunday. They owned decisive advantages in hitting (.271-.103), digs (55-42) and blocks (9-2).
  • VCU stormed out of the gate in the match, hitting .406 while registering just three errors, to grab a 25-16 win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
  • VCU is 6-0 against La Salle since it joined the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012. The Explorers have won just two sets over that period.
  • Kandler has posted four double-doubles (kills-digs) this season.
  • The Rams, 5-0 at home this season, will play seven of their next nine at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
QUOTABLE
"Alica Kandler had a great match. Gina Tuzzolo started the match on the right side for us and played really well. La Salle couldn't get their offense going, but Rebekah Strange still controlled the back row. We hit well a team and controlled that first ball, and that's why we were able to came away with a W. This is a solid win, and gets us in a great mindset for this weekend." – VCU Coach Jody Rogers
 
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU begins a four-match homestand when it hosts George Mason on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
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