No. 11 George Mason Sweeps Rutgers-Newark

2/27/2008

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Fairfax, Va. - The 11th-ranked George Mason men's volleyball team swept the Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders in three games (30-21, 30-28, 30-28) on Wednesday evening at the Fieldhouse. With the win, the Patriots improve to 9-5 overall during the 2008 season.

Mason ran away with the first game, 30-21, but had a tough time with Rutgers-Newark in the ensuing two games. The Patriots won the second and third games by identical 30-28 margins.

Junior outside hitter Hudson Bates had a team-high 10 kills on 16 swings (.438) to pace the Patriots, who hit .354 as a team. Junior opposite hitter Kyle Gramit chipped in nine kills with two aces in the match.

The Scarlet Raiders were led by sophomore outside hitter Nate Stott, who posted a match-high 13 kills. Sophomore Jon Keller hit .636 with eight kills.

George Mason returns to the court on Saturday, March 1 to face Princeton in a 7 p.m. EIVA Tait Division match in Princeton, N.J.

Article courtesy of George Mason athletics.

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