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Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 19, 2017

Georgetown College volleyball tallied its seventh win of the season – sixth in straight sets – Tuesday evening with a 25-17, 25-23, 25-20 win over University of the Cumberlands.

The No. 18 Tigers (7-1, 2-1) traveled to Williamsburg for the Mid-South Conference showdown. Jenny Howell led a trio of Tigers in double-digit kills with 14. Caroline Ricks and Jessica Tapp added 11 each.

Defensively, GC was stingy by keeping the Patriots (5-6, 0-3) to below .100 hitting percentage as a team. Lexie Gatewood led that charge with a career-high 25 digs. As a team, Georgetown had 71.

Kassidy Rauh orchestrated the offense with 42 assists, while adding a kill, an ace and nine digs.

The junior setter broke the first set open, stepping behind the line with an 11-7 lead and pushing that out to 14-7. The teams basically traded points from there as the visitors scored nine of the final 19 points.

The Tigers faced its largest deficit of the match early in set two, trailing 4-1. Ricks put down a kill and Gatewood leveled the match at 4-4. A side out later and Howell was serving to put GC ahead. The team never trailed again.

Cumberlands made it interesting, erasing two set points before an attack error put the final point on GC's side.

It was another early deficit the Tigers overcame to put the match away. Gracen Howard and Gatewood served it to a 5-5 tie. UC led only once more 6-5. Howell tied it for the final time with a kill, stepped behind the line and put her team up for good.

In every set, the visitors grabbed a nine point lead and never looked back.

Georgetown is back in action 7 pm Friday hosting MSC foe Life University.

 
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