- RV Wichita State def. VCU 3-2 (25-17, 15-25, 25-18, 10-25, 15-9)
- Siegel Center | Richmond, Va.
- Wichita State moves to 3-0; VCU falls to 0-3
- Box Score
- Wichita State Recap / VCU Recap
Wichita State and VCU duked it out Monday night in a match that stretched to 5 sets in Richmond, Va., with the Shockers holding on to remain undefeated on the season.
Shockers win 15-9 in the 5th to defeat VCU and improve to 3-0 on the year! pic.twitter.com/oAT82QwKB1
— WichitaSt Volleyball (@GoShockersVB) August 27, 2018
The Commodores outperformed the Shockers in attack percentage (.232 to .168) and blocks (15-3), however Wichita State registered more kills (59-46), more assists (54-39) and more digs (75-64).
The Shockers won the first and third sets decisively, but succumbed to the Commodores in the second and fourth sets, which pushed the match to a decisive fifth set. Each offense struggled at times, posting low attack percentages in the games they lost.
Wichita State used a 5-1 run to break a tie, 3-3, and separate itself from VCU in the fifth. The Shockers held on to the advantage to close out the win, 15-9.
Redshirt freshman Megan Taflinger led the Shockers with 15 kills, while senior Tabitha Brown tallied a double-double (13 kills, 12 digs). Senior Kali Eaken (24) and junior Jordan Roberts (22) each dished out more than 20 assists, and sophomore Giorgia Civita posted a team-high 30 digs.
A trio of Commodores recorded double-figure kill totals: junior Jasmin Sneed (11), senior Julia Adler (10) and junior Vicky Giommarini (10). Giommarini added 13 digs for a double-double. Junior Dajah Ard posted a double-double of her own with 18 assists and 13 digs.