WASHINGTON, D.C. - Howard dropped a 3-0 non-conference decision to George Washington Tuesday evening at the Smith Center.
Gazelle d'Artois paced HU with a team-high eight kills. Nicole Brown had nine digs, a team-high, and Taylor Johnson led all players with a match-high four blocks.
Tosin Elebute chipped in six kills and five digs, and Aisha Ledet dug out seven balls on the defensive end.
The Colonials (17-7) came out slow to begin the match as their first two attacks were blocked by the Lady Bison. Howard led 4-1 before GW tied the set at 4-4. The teams battled to four more ties before the Colonials pulled away from an 8-8 deadlock and scored nine of the next 10 points for a 17-10 advantage.
The second set also was close with five lead changes and six ties, the last coming at 10-10, before George Washington outscored HU 15-6 the rest of the way for the 25-16 win.
Howard (6-22) resumes conference play on Friday against Maryland Eastern Shore. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. at Burr Gymnasium.