Volleyball to Play Two A-10 Matches on the Road
Oct. 22, 2009
CINCINNATI - The Xavier volleyball team, which is currently in a tie for third place in the Atlantic 10 standings, is set to play two conference road matches this weekend, starting in Washington, D.C., with the George Washington Colonials and concluding at Charlotte against the 49ers.
Freshman libero Stephanie Vorherr, the current A-10 Defensive Player of the Week, currently ranks second in the A-10 with a digs/set average of 4.25 while her teammate middle blocker Alex Smith also ranks second in the league in hitting percentage (.347). Junior Claire Paszkiewicz is in third place in the A-10 for assists (9.64) and sophomore Michelle Matia ranks third in blocks averaging a team-best 0.91 per frame. Senior outside hitter Kelly Ruth paces the team with 203 kills, averaging 2.54 kills/set.
Scouting George Washington
Xavier and George Washington have previously met 26 times with the series tied up at 13 wins apiece. The Colonials have not beaten the Musketeers since 2003 as XU has won the last seven meetings between the two squads. Last season, Xavier took a 3-1 victory over George Washington in Washington, D.C.
In the all-time series between Xavier and Charlotte, the Musketeers hold the 6-2 advantage. In last season's meeting between the two, Xavier came away from Charlotte with a 3-1 win over the Niners on their home court.
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