Score: VCU 3, George Washington 0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-20)
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 13-8 (4-1 A-10), George Washington 6-13 (0-6)

The short story: Sophomore Julia Adler hammered 10 kills, and VCU served up 13 aces – its most in nine years – on the way to a sweep of George Washington Sunday afternoon.
  • Adler hit .389 and added three blocks to help the Rams complete a perfect weekend. VCU has won three straight matches and 11 consecutive sets.
  • Freshman Madalon Simpson served up five of VCU's season-high 13 aces. It's the second time this season Simpson has recorded five aces in a match. For the Rams, it was their most aces in a match since Sept. 1, 2007 against Maryland.
  • Freshmen setters Tyler Sroufe and Dajah Ard combined for 32 assists as the Rams hit .281.
  • Junior Alica Kandler spiked eight kills and hit .333, while freshmen Vicky Giommarini and Jasmin Sneed registered seven kills apiece and hit .278 and .500, respectively.
  • On the back row, junior Rebekah Strange collected 16 digs for VCU.
  • In addition to VCU's 13-3 advantage in service aces, the Rams limited the Colonials to a .087 hitting percentage. VCU also outdug George Washington 35-25 and outblocked the Colonials 7-5.
  • VCU raced out to a 1-0 lead in the match after hitting .448 in the opening set. The Rams were nearly as good in the second when they hit .320 and recorded just three hitting errors.
  • With Sunday's win, the Rams moved to 4-1 in Atlantic 10 play, the team's best start in the league since 2013, when VCU opened 5-0.
  • On reason for VCU's success this season has been its prowess in serve receive. The Rams allowed 1.60 service aces a set last season. This year, VCU has trimmed that to 1.09.
The stage is set for a pivotal showdown with defending champion Dayton on Friday at 7 p.m. at the E.J. Wade Arena. The Flyers currently sit just outside the top 25 in the AVCA Coaches Poll.