With their home winning streak on the line, the women’s volleyball team defeated George Mason 3-0 at The Siegel Center on Friday night. With the loss, the Patriots fell to 4-14 (0-5 A-10) on the season. The Rams were led by sophomore Julia Adler and junior Alica Kandler, who combined for 20 kills. VCU jumped out to an early lead and won the first set 25-14.
Adler helped the team through the win with 10 kills and four defensive blocks. Kindler also had a great night with 10 kills. Sophomore Tori Baldwin helped her lady Rams with 6 kills of her own. So far this season, Adler has 167 kills, Kandler has 177, and Baldwin has 61 kills.
George Mason did not go out without a fight. They closed the gap a bit in the second set, but VCU was too much, as the Rams won 25-22 and then won the third set by a commanding 25-16 margin.
The Rams also defeated George Washington 3-0 on Sunday afternoon. VCU used 13 aces, its highest single-game total since 2007, to defeat the Colonials in straight sets. Adler once again shined for the Rams, contributing 10 kills on the day. Freshman Madalon Simpson served five of the Rams’ 13 aces. It is the second time this season she has recorded five aces in a single game.
With the win, VCU improved to 13-8 (4-1 A-10) and have two key home games this week, as host Dayton on Friday at 7 pm and St. Louis on Sunday at noon. Stay tuned to Rams Review for more coverage of women’s volleyball and other VCU sports news!
Written by Mikhaila Freas
Edited by Gabe Hauari