GW Stops DU, 3-0
Nov. 2, 2002
Washington, DC -- - Host George Washington topped Duquesne 3-0 (30-24, 30-24, 30-28) Saturday at the Smith Center to gain a split in the head-to-head series. The win raised the Colonials record to 15-10, 6-4 in the A10 conference while the Dukes are now 15-11, 4-6 A10.
The Red and Blue were paced by freshman Diana Wuebker (St. Henry, Ohio / St. Henry) with 12 kills. Wuebker is this week's Atlantic 10 Volleyball Co-Rookie of the Week. Junior Sarah Morrow (Baytown, Texas / Robert E. Lee) and sophomore Ashley Macko (Pittsburgh, Pa. / South Park) each added 10 kills. Sophomore Erin Trageser (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin) paced the defense with 16 digs while Morrow picked up 13. Junior Sarah Brown (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) led with 22 assists and junior Christy Gustas added 12 setups.
Down 0-2, Duquesne made things interesting in game three by closing to 28-27 when Trageser and Morrow combined to block a Sarah Hokom attack. Hokom responded with a kill on the next rally for a 29-27 GW advantage but Macko answered with a kill to pull within 29-28. GW's Lindsey Vernand's kill ended the match.
Duquesne will travel to Philadelphia next weekend for a 7:00 p.m. match on Friday, Nov. 8th at La Salle (9-19, 0-10 A10) followed by a 4:00 p.m. contest on Saturday at first place Temple (19-5, 10-0 A10).