Volleyball Drops 3-2 Decision to George Washington
Nov. 5, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time this season, the Duquesne volleyball team has played back-to-back 5-set matches. Unfortunately, the opponent has come out on top both times. On Saturday night, George Washington defeated the Dukes 3-2 at the Smith Center, one night after a comeback fell short at Charlotte 3-2.
Sara Scheirman had a team high 21 kills and added 12 digs. Allison Foschia had 14 kills and 12 digs. Taylor Jones led the Dukes with 57 assists and Patti Abshire had a team-high 20 digs. Ashley Buse and Liz Homan had three blocks apiece for the Dukes to fall to 17-10 overall and 7-6 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Lauren Whyte, who had 18 kills when the team met on Sept. 22nd, had a match-best 25 kills. Candace Silvia-Martin recorded 27 digs and Katie Crosby had 54 assists for the Colonials who improve to 19-8 overall and move ahead of the Dukes in the A-10 standings with a conference record of 8-5.
The Dukes won the first and third sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-20 while GW took the second and fourth sets 25-16 and 31-29
The Colonials won the first three points of the fifth set., but the Dukes would tie the score at 5-5 after an Arielle Love kill. The set would see three more ties at 6-6, 10-10- and 11-11. Then GW's Bianca Rouse took over. Rouse would have three kills as the Colonials won the next four points to take the set 15-11 and the match 3-2.
The Dukes play one non-conference match on Wednesday against Pittsburgh at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse before going to Philadelphia to finish the regular season against Temple on Friday and La Salle on Saturday.
Duquesne at George Washington