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Georgetown College volleyball continued its winning ways - stretching it to 15 straight matches in more than a month. The No. 16 Tigers (16-2, 7-0 Mid-South Conference) won in straight sets Saturday over University of Rio Grande and University of Pikeville to stay undefeated in conference action.
They started the day with a 25-10, 25-21, 25-21 win over Rio and finished the weekend with a 25-6, 25-9, 25-10 win over Pikeville.
"It was a good weekend and week overall in conference," said GC coach Nick Griffin.
The Tigers (16-2, 7-0 Mid-South Conference) are just six match-wins from tying Griffin's longest streak.
This past week spoke to this year's Tigers refuse to loss mentality. Georgetown had four conference matches and two of its top players injured. In the biggest MSC match to date, the Tigers played without freshman setter Lindsey Martindale and freshman defensive specialist Kristen Schellhaas against defending league champion Lindsey Wilson.
Martindale ranks fifth overall in the league for assists with 14 less sets played than the statistical leader. Her 6.3 assist average per set is fourth best in the conference, while Schellhaas is one of the team's top servers and helps solidify the back line with seniors Lindsey Wise and Rebekah Moore.
"It was tough to loss them, but we quickly regrouped," Griffin said. "Stephanie Gurren, our sophomore setter, has been running our system with Martindale this year. We made a few adjustments and she did a great job stepping up when we needed her."
The team also had to play without one of the team's top blockers in senior Emily Weber because the shift in systems.
Georgetown returns to action 7 pm Tuesday against another very important conference foe - Campbellsville University.
"This was an important stretch in the season," Griffin said. "In a week we will have played the top four teams in our conference. It was great to be able to play the majority of those at home and now we need to go to Campbellsville and take care of business there as well."
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