Saint Louis 3, George Mason 0 (25-23, 25-10, 26-24)

Friday, Nov. 10 | Fairfax, Virginia (Recreation Athletic Complex)



• Lauren Leverenz tallied 12 kills and a .647 hitting percentage to lead Saint Louis to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-10, 26-24) Atlantic 10 Conference victory over George Mason Friday night.

The Billikens improved to 12-14 overall and 9-4 in the A-10. George Mason fell to 6-20, 3-10.

With its third consecutive win, Saint Louis clinched the No. 3 seed for next week’s A-10 Championship.



The 12th tie of the set was a 21-21 deadlock. A Mason service error and a Sien Gallop service ace gave SLU a two-point lead, and the Billikens held off the Patriots to take a 1-0 match lead.



Saint Louis led from the outset. A 5-0 run gave the Billikens an 8-2 cushion, and Mason drew no closer than five points the rest of the way.



The Patriots held a 13-10 advantage before the Billikens surged ahead with an 8-2 run. Mason saved three set points to forge a 24-24 tie, but SLU got a Kennedy Cordia kill and a Mason attack error to close the match.



SLU held George Mason to a .080 hitting percentage.

Leverenz had 12 kills and just one error on 17 attempts.

• Maya Taylor also had 12 kills.

• Lauren Mershon hit .353 (8-2-17).

Cordia turned in match highs of 31 assists and 12 digs.

Gallop and Mackenzie Long had 10 and nine digs, respectively.


The Billikens close the regular season Saturday night at George Washington. Match time is 6 p.m. (CT).