After spending much of the early part of the season on the road, the George Mason Patriots women’s volleyball team returned home for alumni weekend. The Patriots have been gaining momentum since their September 25th victory over conference rival James Madison. The Patriots played the Georgia State Panthers and UNC Wilmington Seahawks on the Columbus Day weekend and swept both teams.

The win against the Panthers was a sweep for the Patriots. Junior Noelle Fanella had a huge match for the Patriots leading with 17.5 points. Fanella and Freshman Lana Zonjic paced the Patriots with fourteen kills each for the game. Fanella had an impressive .462 shooting percentage as well to lead the team. Junior Kelly McCarter had sixteen digs. Senior Holly Goode and Sophomore Danielle Cook each had two blocks for the Patriots And Senior Fernanda Bartels had a game high thirty seven assists.

The following day the Patriots swept the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in a team effort. Four players had over ten points for the match and Fanella again led the way this time with 13,5 points. She also led with eleven kills. Danielle Cook had an impressive .700 shooting percentage as well. Fernanda Bartels and Kelly McCarter each had nine digs to lead the team. Danielle Cook added four blocks for the Patriots. Bartels added thirty two assists to aid the red hot Patriots.

The Patriots continued their hot streak on October 15th against the William & Mary Tribe. Holly Goode had 14.5 points. She also had thirteen kills to lead the team. Noelle Fanella continued to impressive with a .526 shooting percentage. Goode also had sixteen digs. Junior Kelsey Bohman led the team with six blocks for the match. Fernanda Bartels led the team with thirty assists.

The Patriots home stand concluded with a tough loss to CAA rival to the VCU Rams in five sets. The Patriots led two sets to zero at one point but the Rams battled back to win in the fifth set. Noelle Fanella and Danielle Cook each led the Patriots with 12.0 points for the match. Fanella led the Patriots with ten kills overall. Fernanda Bartels led with a .273 shooting percentage for the Patriots. Lana Zonjic added twenty one digs for the Patriots. Bartels had a game high thirty three assists. Danielle Cook led the Patriots with four blocks for the match. It was a tough loss for the Patriots who lost their first match to a CAA rival this year. The loss ended a seven match winning streak and the Patriots fell to 11-8 on the season and VCU improved to 7-16.