Score: VCU 3, High Point 0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-12)
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)
Record: VCU 2-2, High Point 1-3
The short story: Senior middle blocker Jasmin Sneed (San Antonio, Texas) recorded seven blocks to become program's all-time leader and spurred VCU to a sweep of High Point in the Rams' home opener Tuesday.
- Sneed entered Tuesday's match tied with former teammate Tori Baldwin atop VCU's career blocks list with 519. On the first play of the game, Sneed combined with senior Gina Tuzzolo (Newport News, Va.) on a double block to secure the mark
- An AVCA All-East Region selection last season, Sneed added four kills in the match
- Tuzzolo led the Rams with nine kills on 23 swings. She also provided six blocks of her own
- Seniors Vicky Giommarini (Rome, Italy) and Kat Young (Chantilly, Va.) added six kills each to the VCU cause, while senior middle Jaelyn Jackson (South Chesterfield, Va.) supplied a match-high eight blocks
- Kaley Rammelsberg led High Point with nine kills
- VCU shut the Panthers down at the net. The Rams racked up 15 blocks in just three sets. High Point managed just four blocks
- The Rams outhit High Point .257 to .071 in the match
- The Panthers rallied from a five-point deficit to force set point in the second frame (24-23), but Tuzzolo responded with a timely kill, and two plays later sophomore Dani Jo David (Virginia Beach, Va.) served up an ace to clinch a 26-24 win
- The third set was never close. The Rams scored eight of the first nine points and stormed to a 23-6 lead
- VCU never trailed in the first or third sets Tuesday
- Sneed owns school records for single-season blocks, hitting percentage and blocks per set, in addition to her total blocks mark
VCU will host N.C. State on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. as part of the VCU Invitational.