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Lexie Gatewood had six aces Wednesday against Pikeville. Photo by Richard Davis
Lexie Gatewood had six aces Wednesday against Pikeville. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 27, 2017

Georgetown College volleyball dropped set one to a very scrappy University of Pikeville team. However, it was all No. 18 Tigers (10-1, 5-1) from there. The team's second match in less than 24 hours resulted in a 18-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 win behind big performances from Caroline Ricks, Jenny Howell, Kassidy Rauh and Lexie Gatewood.

UPike (5-13, 0-5) came out with a mission – do not let a ball drop. The Bears did just that in set one, keeping it all in play and forcing Georgetown to make errors. The momentum built as the visitors broke 17 ties and pushed ahead by seven for the final result.

It was just the third time all season the Tigers dropped set one and the second they won a four-set battle. The team was up to the task though and even at one point holding a 12-point edge (24-12). The Bears erased two set points, but could get no closer as the home team leveled the match.

It was more of the same in the final two sets. Howell finished with a match-high 17 kills, while Ricks chipped in with 13 and Ashton Meckle 13. Rauh had 37 assists and 10 digs, while Gatewood had 20 digs and six aces. Jessica Tapp was strong defensively as well with 15 digs.

The Tigers are back in action 7:30 pm EST Tuesday at Lindsey Wilson College.


 

 
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