Georgetown News
Kyla Welch
Kyla Welch
Volleyball - Sat, Aug. 28, 2010
The No. 23 ranked Georgetown College volleyball team dropped its first game against No. 21 Madonna University, but rallied for the win 20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 15-10. With the win, the Tigers earned the Early Bird Tournament title, and Liz Goodin and Kyla Welch were named to the all-tournament team. 
"We are really excited," GC coach Nick Griffin said. "Everyone stepped up and really executed. Madonna had a lot of talented players, but we just really executed on defense."
It was the first real test for the Tigers (4-0), who rolled through the first three opponents in straight sets. After dropping the first game, GC responded to take control of the next two games and led the match 2-1.The Crusaders (3-1) responded with a 25-16 win in game four to push it to a decisive fifth game.
"It was a big win, and we fought really hard," Griffin said. "It just goes to show we had five seniors graduate and our setter transfer to a Division I school, but the heart and soul of that team went far beyond what was on the floor. Going 4-0 this weekend feels really good."
Those four wins put GC at 993 all-time.
"We could reach our 1,000th win by mid-September," Griffin said. "Thirty years of the program and almost 1,000 wins, that's not bad."
Earlier in the day, GC rolled through host Michigan Dearborn in straight games, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18.
The Tigers now have more than a week to prepare for their first conference match when they host Lindsey Wilson on Sept. 7.
 
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