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Bear Trap: Rams Sweep Morgan State 3-0

Bear Trap: Rams Sweep Morgan State 3-0


Julia Adler and Alica Kandler started the Rams off well in the opening set. VCU hammered the net early and had Morgan State on the ropes. The Bears were able to score five unanswered points to roar their way back into the match. Coach Jodi Rodgers told her Rams to stay disciplined and Gina Tuzzolo heard the message loud and clear racking up multiple kills for VCU. Madalon Simpson gave VCU the set thanks to three consecutive aces and the Rams won the first Set 25-15.

Set 2 began with a stalemate in the early rallies. VCU and Morgan State traded back to back leads until Diamond Boxley asserted herself at the net blocking the Bears attacks. Vicky Giommarini scored seven kills for VCU and Tyler Sroufe added three more to collect the 2nd set for the Black & Gold 25-16.

In the final set Rebekah Strange established VCU’s defense.  Strange conquered the milestone of 1,000 career digs in the previous match (another sweep against Middle Tennesse) and added 17 more against Morgan State. Another pair of aces by Simpson and a few more kills from Adler gave VCU the 25-12 victory in the 3rd and final set.

VCU Volleyball collected their third sweep of the season and improve their current winning streak to four matches. Kandler lead the Rams with eight kills; VCU outscored Morgan State on kills 38-22.

A short break for VCU Volleyball before the Rams take on Liberty later today at Siegel Center. That match is set for 5 PM.

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Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.

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