The Tigers huddle up during a match earlier this year. GC is 1-1 in pool-play in Sioux City, Iowa. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Thu, Nov. 29, 2012
Georgetown College volleyball suffered a loss in
pool-play Wednesday evening to No. 1 Concordia University Irvine. The No. 13
Tigers (35-5) falls to 1-1 in the round robin portion of the NAIA National
Volleyball tournament in Sioux City, Iowa following the 25-11, 25-19, 25-15
"The Eagles are ridiculously good," said GC coach Nick
Griffin. "We knew that, but what we take out of that match is how we didn't shy
away from battling with them."
Set one Concordia (34-0) showed why it is undefeated, but
the Tigers did not fold up their tents and walk away. They learned from it and
made the Eagles work for the win in the final two sets. Multiple times in set
two, GC rallied to keep it close. Set three was the best with back-and-forth
play for a tie at 13-13. The Eagles then went on a 12-2 run to close out the
"We showed a lot of grit and learned through the match,"
Griffin said. "With a young team, that is key. We made adjustments and I think
is a boost heading into day three of this tournament."
The Tigers now face Morningside (17-15), which is the
tournament host and also sits at 1-1 in pool-play after beating Indiana
University East Wednesday in a five-set thriller, 25-23, 13-25, 25-27, 25-20,
16-14. The winner of the 6:45 pm match Thursday will join Concordia in the
single-elimination round of the tournament that starts Friday morning.