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Volleyball - Fri, Aug. 25, 2017

Georgetown College volleyball was set to open the 2017 campaign under new coach Christina Coleman this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. However, hurricane Harvey had other plans. Swift action by Tigers Director of Athletics Brian Evans has secured a safe flight for the team out Friday evening ahead of the storm.

"Safety is the first priority," Evans said. "Our Lady of the Lake University has been a gracious host in helping deal with the unfortunate weather situation. It is our understanding that local teams will be staying to play, however, Georgetown and two other teams are leaving.

"This will not count against us in any way. Coach Coleman and her athletes were ready to get this year started, but will be equally ready next weekend at the Southeastern Challenge tournament in Columbia, Ky."

GC is sitting at No. 19 in the preseason poll coming off an extremely successful season – advancing to a program best fifth-straight national tournament. The Tigers graduated three seniors off that roster, but return a majority of the scoring threats in setter Sarah Bell and hitters Jenny Howell, Caroline Ricks, Jessica Tapp and Sarah Snyder.

Defensively, Georgetown returns Gracen Howard and added East Tennessee State University transfer Madison Mudd and freshman Lexie Gatewood.

The team's first match will be 5 pm EST Sept. 1 against Bryan College.

"Of course we are deflated that we don't get to start our season, but this decision was a no-brainer," Coleman said. "As reports continued to come that the storm would hit right on us, the safety of these young women was top priority.

"I want to thank Brian for his tireless efforts in helping arrange and work through this rare situation."


 

 
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