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Georgetown College's volleyball team suffered it's first-ever loss in the Mid-South Conference Tournament Tuesday in the finals to newcomer Shawnee State.
The Tigers (26-12) rolled through their first two matches Monday, but got behind the Bears early and struggled to find a rhythm in a 25-18, 26-24, 25-15 loss.
Shawnee joined the MSC this season along with University of Virginia College at Wise, forcing the league into divisions. Georgetown won the West, while the Bears (34-9) took the East.
The two number one seeds never dropped a game in the quarterfinals or semifinals and were in a tight second game when a net violation gave SSU the winning point.
Shawnee used that moment early in the third game, opening up a lead too big for the Tigers to overcome.
Freshman Emily Weber had nine kills, while senior Kyla Welch and junior Kelsey Luckett added eight each. Junior Liz Goodin added 22 assists and 13 digs, while sophomore Lauren Meister led with 19 digs and sophomore Lindsey Wise had 15.
The Bears will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament.