VCU DOMINATES GEORGE MASON ON THE WAY TO SEVENTH STRAIGHT WIN  

Score: VCU 3, George Mason 0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-17)
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 11-7 (6-0 Atlantic 10), George Mason 6-10 (4-2)

The short story: Senior middle blocker Tori Baldwin blasted nine kills and VCU dominated from start to finish Friday on the way to its seventh straight win.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • Baldwin hit .467 and also provided three blocks for the Rams
  • Sophomore outside hitter Paula Neciporuka added nine kills and four digs for VCU, while junior opposite Gina Tuzzolo supplied six kills and three blocks
  • Additionally, junior middle blocker Jasmin Sneed provided four kills and five blocks the the VCU cause
  • VCU hit .215 in the match as junior setters Tyler Sroufe and Dajah Ard combined for 26 assists
  • Bailey Williams and Peyton Ehmke produce 10 kills apiece for George Mason

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU's defense stymied the Patriots all night. George Mason hit -.009 in the match and committed 31 hitting errors.
  • The Rams outblocked George Mason 8.5 to 2.0
  • VCU trailed just twice at any point in the match

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU maintained its foothold on first place in the A-10 with Friday's win
  • The Rams have 22 straight matches against A-10 opponents dating back to the 2016 season
  • VCU has hit .210 or better in seven straight matches
  • The Rams have lost just three sets (18-3) in conference play this season

NEXT UP
VCU will take on George Washington at the Siegel Center on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. That match will feature an appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor.

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