Georgetown News
Volleyball - Fri, Dec. 4, 2009

Sioux City, Iowa -  The Georgetown College Tigers are one of four teams left in the NAIA National Volleyball Championship after a 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23) win over No. 2 California Baptist on Friday night.

Sioux City, Iowa -  The Georgetown College Tigers are one of four teams left in the NAIA National Volleyball Championship after a 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23) win over No. 2 California Baptist on Friday night.

The Tigers, 44-3, will now face Lee University - the same team that beat them on Wednesday in pool play by a score of 3-0.  Lee is currently seeded sixth while the Tigers are seventh. The two teams will face off at 1:30 p.m. EST.

"It is unbelievable.  It just doesn't feel real," said first year head coach Nick Griffin. "It is a new history for Georgetown College."

Freshman sensation Amanda Philpot recorded a triple-double, and a second double-double on the day with 39 assists, 12 kills and 17 digs.

Senior outside hitter Allie Bertke led all hitters with 20 kills.

Earlier in the day the Tigers advanced to the Elite Eight round with a 3-0 win over Point Loma Nazarene.  Senior Cassie Moore led the Tigers with 13 kills.

Georgetown took control of the first set and warded off late surges by the Sea Lions in the second and third sets to advance to its second-straight quarterfinal appearance. Chipping in nine kills was Erica Janszen.

Philpot first spotless stat line consisted of 33 assists and 20 digs. The defensive leader was Amy Barmore with 22 digs.

Even though the Sea Lions had a pair of players finish with double-figure kills, a .183 hitting percentage, 17 hitting errors and 11 service aces left little room for error. Tabitha Henken pounded down 21 kills and Alyssa Pitkin added 10 of her own. Kylie Morel and Natalie Hamill teamed together to feed the offense with 19 and 18 assists, respectively. Nicole Eiler finished with 25 digs in the match.

Shown above, senior Cassie Moore tips for one of her eight kills in the match.
 
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
photo
NAIA

PlayNAIA

Mid-South Conference