Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 19, 2012
Tiger volleyball leaped nine spots Tuesday afternoon,
going from No. 25 to No. 16 following an amazing weekend at the Holiday Inn
Express Tournament. Georgetown College (12-2, 3-0 Mid-South Conference) then
turned around and took care of business against University of the Cumberlands
"I was really pleased with how our team came out and took
care of the task in front of them," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "After the weekend
we had and with the youth on this team, it would be easy to get caught up in
that and have to battle on the road against a conference opponent. We have been
notorious for slow starts on the road, but not tonight."
The Tigers rolled in straight sets - 25-11, 25-17, 25-13.
They out-hit the Patriots 45 to 18 in kills, while swinging .429 percent.
Conference player of the week Rachel Eubanks led with 11 kills on 11-of-20 with
two errors. Fellow sophomore Caraline Maher had 10 kills on 16 attempts with
one error for a .563 hitting percentage.
Lindsey Martindale and Stephanie Gurren directed the
offense with 19 and 16 assists respectively. The defense of Rebekah Moore and
Lindsey Wise held UC to a .040 hitting percentage, combining for 17 of the 39
digs. The seniors also had five of the team's eight aces in Williamsburg.
GC has a week to rest and prepare for defending
conference champion Lindsey Wilson College (9-6, 3-0). The Blue Raiders are
currently receiving votes in the national poll.
"I like the way this schedule is working out," Griffin
said. "I was looking for balance this year as I put our schedule together and
thus far I think it has worked out well. We played a lot of matches in that
past 16 days and now we get a chance to recover, regroup and focus in at
LWC comes to Georgetown for the 7 pm match Sept. 25 at Davis-Reid