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Georgetown College volleyball flexed its muscle Saturday morning in a straight-set win over Freed-Hardeman in the Boneyard Brawl. The No. 11 Tigers (28-3) won 25-6, 25-19, 25-18 and has one more match left tonight against Point Park, which is receiving votes.
It took just 15 minutes to get up one set, but then the Lions (13-10) found their resolve to make GC really work for the next two sets.
Caraline Maher led with 11 kills, as the Tigers had 39 kills and hit a .282 percentage. Lindsey Martindale had 20 assists and Stephanie Gurren had 12. Rebekah Moore had 19 digs, including a sliding save that garnered GC a point off a Freed error. Kristen Schellhaus had 12 digs. The team had 18 block assists, holding the Lions to a .042 hitting percentage.
The Tigers even fell behind several times in each of the final games before a run of points helped them get back to quick match wins. This season, GC played nine matches of four or more sets before this weekend. Then to start the premier end of the season tournament - you must have reached the national tournament in order to be invited to the Boneyard Brawl - the Tigers played two multiple set games. After jumping out to a 2-1 advantage against Indiana Tech, GC suffered a five-set loss. The team bounced back for a four-set win over No. 5 Lee University.
"This is why we love this tournament," said Tiger coach Nick Griffin. "We really get a chance to prepare for the postseason in a few weeks, seeing a lot of the teams that will be in the national tournament."
Six of the nine teams are in the Top 25 or receiving votes - No. 5 Lee, No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 11 Georgetown, No. 15 Indiana East, RV Point Park and RV Taylor.
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