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.