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.

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.

Providence: 7-4
George Washington: 4-7

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.


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