The George Mason Patriots women’s volleyball team opened the Patriot Invitational Tournament with a stunning come from behind victory over last year’s NCAA runner up the Army Black Knights.

The Patriots came back down two sets to one to beat the Black Knights by a final of three sets to two.

Senior Holly Goode led the team with fifteen kills as well as leading with seventeen points.

Senior Fernanda Bartels had a game high .667 shooting percentage and also a game high thirty eight assists.

Junior Kelsey Bowman led both teams with ten blocks. The Patriots trailed two sets to one going in to the fourth match.

In the middle of the fourth match with the game tied at twelve, the Patriots went on 6-0 run and went on to win 25-19.

The fifth match was another hard fought victory for the Patriots who went on a 5-1 run after the Black Knights tied the game at six and ultimately won 15-11 completing the comeback.

Bowman was proud of her teammates stating that they showed a lot of hard work in coming from behind.

Goode explained that everyone on the team has a role that they have and that lessons from last year were vital in their come from behind victory.

Following their win over the Black Knights, the Patriots faced off against the West Virginia University Mountaineers. The Patriots swept the Mountaineers in three hard fought sets.

Junior Kelly McCarter and Goode both had eleven kills and twelve points to lead the Patriots. Bowman led the team with a .333 shooting percentage.

Bartels accounted for thirty one of the team’s thirty nine overall assist.

Sophomore Danielle Cook had a game high six blocks. The Patriots come from behind victory in set one helped give the Patriots momentum throughout the game.

Set three was another comeback by the Patriots who sent the game over twenty five points and in to the win column.