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A pair of road wins has Georgetown College (29-9, 15-3) volleyball one win from tallying 1,100 since 1980. With a 25-20, 25-22, 25-14 victory over Bluefield College Friday, the No. 17 Tigers now sit with 1,099 heading into postseason play. Only three other teams have tallied 1,100 before GC, two of which have been playing since the 1970s.
Taylor University, started volleyball in 1971, and leads the nation with 1,150 wins. Columbia College (1983) is closing that game with 1,144. Mount Vernon Nazarene (1976) became the third school with 1,100 with a win in its seventh match this season. The Cougars now have 1,010. Georgetown enters postseason play looking to tally more than just 1,100.
GC starts the Mid-South Conference tournament Friday with a quarterfinals match against University of Rio Grande (14-15, 7-11) at MidAmerican Sports Center in Louisville. The three other quarterfinals will also be played that day and lead into the semifinals and finals Saturday.
Lindsey Wilson is the top seed and will face Cumberland University first. Campbellsville University and University of the Cumberlands will play with St. Catharine and Shawnee State rounding out the quarterfinal pairings. If Tigers advance they would face winner of Campbellsville-Cumberlands match.
Against the Rams in Bluefield, Caraline Maher and Rachel Eubanks led with 11 kills each, while Kathryn Smith, Ashlee Howe and Emily Weber had six. Stephanie Gurren had 21 assists and Lindsey Martindale added 18. The team as a whole hit above .300, but allowed BC to finish with .215.
"As we enter the postseason we need to focus on our defense and clean up what we do to not give points away," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "We have a week where we can practice the most we have had the opportunity in a while, which will be nice."