Volleyball Drops Match To George Washington In Five Sets


PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The Providence College volleyball team fell to George Washington University in five sets on Sept. 16 at the Sheridan University City Classic in Philadelphia, Pa.

FIRST SET HIGHLIGHTS: Providence captured set one, 25-23.
– The set went back and forth with 13 ties and seven lead changes. Providence went on a 5-2 run to close out the set.
Sasha Rudich (Austin, Texas) hit .600 on five attempts.
Mackenzie Taylor (Holbrook, NY) collected a set-high nine digs. Jiji Lykins (Coral Springs, Fla.) and Brielle Mullally (Garden Grove, Calif.) had four apiece.
Kayla Grant (Rowlett, Texas) and Maryanne Boyle (Blacklick, Ohio) each accounted for a pair of block assists.

SECOND SET HIGHLIGHTS: The Friars dominated set two, 25-15
– Providence broke an early 4-4 tie and maintained the lead throughout the remainder of the set.
– Mullally paced the Friars offensively with a team-best six kills on nine attempts.
– Taylor reached double-digit digs, adding six to the tally. The graduate student also posted five assists.
– Lykins and Rudich combined for four service aces, recording a team-best two apiece.

THIRD SET HIGHLIGHTS: George Washington rallied back to take set three, 25-17.
– Grant notched a team-best three kills on six attempts, hitting .500.
– Mullally collected a team-high four digs.

FOURTH SET HIGHLIGHTS: GW won its second straight set, 25-16.
– Mullally duck Sammie Ruggles (North Olmsted, Ohio) combined for eight assists.
– Taylor had a team-best seven digs.

FIFTH SET HIGHLIGHTS: George Washington closed out the match with a win over the Friars, 15-10.
– There were three ties and two lead changes in the set.
– GW got an early lead which was what ultimately gave them the edge over the Friars, as the teams went point-for-point the last six points to close out the set.
Emma Nelson (West Chester, Pa.) had two kills, bringing her total to seven in the match.

MATCH NOTES:
Brielle Mullally posted her second straight triple-double with 12 kills, 16 assists and 14 digs.
Sasha Rudich hit a team-best .429 on 14 attempts.
Mackenzie Taylor had a team-high 26 digs.
– The Friars fell to 0-2 on the weekend.

RECORDS:
Providence: 7-4
George Washington: 4-7

WHAT’S NEXT:
Providence will host Penn tomorrow, Sept. 17 at 11:00 am to finish the Sheraton University City Invitational. For streaming information and to keep up with live stats, visit Volleyball Schedule.

– GO FRIARS! –

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