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Bourbonnaise, Ill-- No. 6 Georgetown College improved to 18-0 on the year after winning the Holiday Inn Classic hosted by Olivet Nazarene University on Sept. 18 and 19.Bourbonnaise, Ill-- No. 6 Georgetown College improved to 18-0 on the year after winning the Holiday Inn Classic hosted by Olivet Nazarene University on Sept. 18 and 19.
The Tigers look to move up in this week's NAIA Coaches' Poll after quality wins over three ranked teams in No. 16 Dordt (25-15, 25-19, 25-19), No. 22 Lindenwood (19-25, 27-25, 25-23, 26-24) and in the championship match against No. 5 Northwestern (25-19, 20-25, 27-25, 19-25, 16-14). Georgetown also tallied a 3-0 win over Indiana Wesleyan in the classic with individual game scores of 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.
Head coach Nick Griffin said his squad stuck to the game plan and executed it well despite being drained from a week in which the Tigers played six matches in five days.
"Northwestern is a huge, physical team," said Griffin. "Our passing was on and we had a game plan and the girls executed and stayed in the games. It was just a great win."
Griffin said the whole team is to be credited with steady play throughout the tournament. "It was a complete, total effort. While Amanda (Philpot) was amazing and Erica (Janszen) showed her strength, it really was a mesh of all of our players. Our middle blockers are to be credited with slowing down their hitters."
Georgetown has little time to celebrate, as the Tigers will be on the road next week at Pikeville and then in Bellevue, Neb. for the Bruin Classic. Ironically, Georgetown will face Northwestern in a quick re-match on Saturday during the tournament.
The new rankings will be released on Tuesday afternoon.
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