Volleyball - Sat, Dec. 1, 2012
Georgetown College volleyball saw its exciting run in the
national tournament come to a close Friday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa. The
No. 13 Tigers (36-6) played a very tough Viterbo (38-5) team, but could not
come up with enough fire power in the 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 loss.
"We played one of the most complete defensive games that
I've seen all year against a top quality opponent," said GC coach Nick Griffin.
"Viterbo forced us into a lot of errors and blocked us six times. It is hard to
This team of mostly sophomores and freshmen might be the
youngest Tiger team to come out of pool-play in the national tournament, and
they did it with grit and heart.
Seniors Lindsey Wise and Rebekah Moore helped to guide
the team to a 36-6 record and roll through regular-season conference play
unscathed. The Tigers recaptured the Mid-South Conference regular season title
for the first time since 2010.
"I couldn't be more proud of this team," Griffin said. "We
put together 25-straight wins. We won the conference, which we were picked to
finish third. Most of this team doesn't have much college postseason
"Lindsey and Bekah really helped to bring this team
together. They were determined to take us back to the national tournament. Then
everyone else just stepped up and got on board. This is a foundation for
getting us back where we want to be."
The Tigers hauled in numerous postseason honors to date
with many more probably still to come. The team had six all-conference
honorees, three AVCA Southeast Region honorees, and five academic
all-conference honorees. Griffin was recognized with his second conference
coach of the year honors and second AVCA Southeast Region Coach of the Year
Several national awards have yet to be handed out.