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Caroline Ricks puts down one of her 10 kills Friday. Photo by Richard Davis
Caroline Ricks puts down one of her 10 kills Friday. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 23, 2017

Georgetown College volleyball has played nine matches this season, eight have been three setters. The No. 18 Tigers (8-1, 3-1) picked up their seventh straight set win Friday evening against Life University. The Running Eagles (13-6, 1-2) were slow out of the gate and never could catch up from there in the 25-7, 25-12, 25-21 loss.

"We had a strong start, which was very nice to see," said GC coach Christina Coleman. "We've been talking about that lately and wanting to really grab control in set one. I think allowing just seven points speaks volumes to the way this team responded to that call."

It was quickly 14-1 as the home team showed no mercy. Through a couple of time outs, Life showed signs of finding holes to attack but it was too little too late.

Set two was very similar with a push after trailing 2-1. The flood gates opened and a mix of Jenny Howell and Caroline Ricks did the rest.

The senior attackers tallied 28 of the teams 44 kills. Howell had 18 on 23 swings with two errors for an eye-popping .696 hitting percentage. Ricks was not far behind with 10 kills on 18 swings and one error for .500.

Kassidy Rauh dished out 37 of the 44 assists and added four aces, while Madison Mudd led with 10 digs.

Set three was the closest contest with three ties and two lead changes. However, a late surge by the Tigers was capped off when Howell made the final kill.

GC is back in action 7 pm Tuesday hosting Shawnee State University. The team plays back-to-back this coming week with a 7 pm showdown Wednesday against visiting University of Pikeville.


 

 
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