Tournament: Shocker Volleyball Classic
Score: VCU 3, Wichita State 0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-18)
Location: Wichita, Kan. (Koch Arena)
Records: VCU 6-3, Wichita State 3-4
The short story: Senior opposite Gina Tuzzolo (Newport News, Va.) connected on a match-high 13 kills to highlight a juggernaut offensive performance Friday in sweep of Wichita State.
- Tuzzolo recorded kills on her first six swings of the match and finished with 13 in 16 attempts. She hit .688 on the night
- Senior outside hitter Vicky Giommarini (Rome, Italy) added 12 kills for the Rams, while hitting .385
- Junior outside hitter Paula Neciporuka (Kuldiga, Latvia) provided 10 kills
- Senior setter Dajah Ard set 28 assists for an offense that committed just eight hitting errors in the match
- Nicole Anderson paced the Shockers with seven kills
- Wichita State had no answer for the VCU offensive attack. The Rams hit a season-high .472 in the match, including .654 in the second set alone
- The Shockers, meanwhile, could muster just 33 kills on 94 attempts. Wichita State committed 18 hitting errors
- The VCU victory avenges a 3-2 Shocker triumph last season at the Siegel Center
- Giommarini now has 935 kills, 10th in program history
VCU will take on 13th-ranked BYU on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. (EST) in the third day of the Shocker Volleyball Classic.