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Jessica Tapp pushes it through the block. Photo by Jay Stancil
Jessica Tapp pushes it through the block. Photo by Jay Stancil
Volleyball - Tue, Nov. 29, 2016

Bad news, Georgetown College volleyball was swept in the first match of the NAIA National Volleyball Championships. Good news, it was pool play. The No. 11 Tigers (29-8) must regroup and forge ahead with wins Wednesday and Thursday to hopefully extend their season into Friday's elimination rounds.

GC just never seemed to get a rhythm against No. 24 Montana Tech, falling 27-25, 25-22, 25-14.

Georgetown had its best shot at a momentum swing with a late push in set one. After trailing by five at one point and even four late in the set, the Tigers rallied to tie it at 16 all and eventually push ahead 24-22 for the first set points. MTT (24-9) erased three set points before grabbing its first at 26-25 and then finishing it off for the early match lead.

GC led twice in set two before a 9-2 run by the Diggers put it out of reach. The Tigers erased two set points before dropping the set. Georgetown grabbed an early lead in set three, but a 16-7 run by MTT ended the match.

Caroline Ricks led with 12 kills, while hitting a team-high .310 percent. Sarah Bell dished out a double-double with 30 assists and 13 digs.

The Tigers were plagued with almost as many hitting errors (21) as kills (36). The Diggers had 41 kills and just 14 errors. Georgetown added seven service errors and one ball handling error.

GC is back in action 4 pm Wednesday against College of Coastal Georgia – the only non ranked team in the pool.



 

 
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