Sophomore middle blocker Kelsey Bohman recorded nine blocks as Mason totaled 12 team blocks in their 3-0 sweep over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on Friday night. Sophomore outside hitter Noelle Fanella added a double-double with 14 kills and 14 digs. Mason improved to 18-7 overall, and despite staying in fourth place, the competition among the top four teams tightened as the Delaware Blue Hens dropped a five-set thriller to the VCU Rams.

Mason is just a half game behind the two second-place teams, Rams and William & Mary Tribe, but after Friday night, Mason closed the gap to one game on the Blue Hens. Mason hosts the Georgia State Panthers at the RAC tomorrow night. The Panthers are another tough customer despite not having a good showing in conference play thus far. Not only will Mason try to prevent the upset to solidify a top four spot, but the team looks to contend for a spot on top of the standings by the season’s end.