Volleyball - Mon, Aug. 27, 2012
Georgetown College volleyball roared out of the gates
Friday afternoon with a splash against No. 16 Madonna University. The Tigers split
the weekend in Dearborn, MI for a solid 2-2 start for this young team. They
beat MU 26-20, 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 15-13 and Indiana Tech 25-16, 25-23, 25-22,
while losing to Northwestern Ohio 25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19 and Cornerstone
25-20, 25-27, 29-27, 23-25, 18-16.
"We knew we would play a lot of veteran teams," said GC
coach Nick Griffin. "After beating Madonna in five, our players could see what
we've been saying about how good we could be was true. Preseason is great for
conditioning, bonding and chemistry, but it takes some matches to test what you
are putting out there.
"We turned around for a tough loss to Northwest Ohio, but
even with that we could tell our women that one match does not define us unless
we don't grow and learn then it will."
With a little less than an hour to cool down and regroup
for the second match Friday, Georgetown struggled in a four set loss to NWO. The
team battled tough against No. 22 Cornerstone in an early-morning match
Saturday. Following the five-set thriller, the Tigers turned around to route
Indiana Tech, which was receiving votes in the preseason poll.
"It was a good weekend and a lot of good tests," Griffin
said. "We learned a lot and now need to take that into our practices this week.
We don't play again until next Wednesday. This gives us time to really
breakdown some of our weaknesses in our matches as well as heal up from the
everyday rigors the preseason toll takes on you."
Sophomore Caraline Maher had 48 kills in the four matches
and picked up all-tournament team honors.