Volleyball - Sun, Aug. 28, 2011
Georgetown College's volleyball team opened the 2011
season with back-to-back matches Friday at St. Ambrose University's Early Bird
The Tigers (1-1) split their opening matches. Third-year
coach Nick Griffin's youthful team dropped a four-game match to Ashford, 14-25,
23-25, 25-20, 19-25, to open the season.
"We played so well at times, but we just have to work on
consistency," Griffin said. "In the second game things were clicking. However, we relaxed for a few moments and Ashford was able to pull
off a close win."
The Tigers took control and won the third game, but could
not force a deceive game five in a 25-19 loss.
Seniors Liz Goodin and Kelsey Luckett had solid starts to
the season. Goodin had 31 assists and nine kills, while Luckett added 10 kills
and 12 digs.
Three of the four rookies were solid contributors for
Griffin in the first match. Rachel tied the team-high 10 kills and added two
blocks, while fellow freshmen Stephanie Gurren had six assists, Allyson Wilbourn
had a team-high three blocks and Caraline Maher had two blocks.
Lindsey Wise led with 19 digs, while Rebekah Moore had
13. Alyssa Elmore also contributed two blocks. The Tigers had four players with
Georgetown had little time to think or worry about that
loss with a second match against Benedictine. GC rolled in straight games for
that match, 25-10, 25-13, 25-9.
Eubanks led in kills again in the second match with five,
while Maher and Kathryn Smith added three each. Goodin had 19 assists, while
Gurren and Wilbourn added three each. Luckett led with five digs. Moore and
Wise added four each. Maher led with five blocks and Wilbourn had three.
Luckett, Wise and Gurren all had three aces against Benedictine.
The Tigers have a tough schedule for the second day of
the tournament, facing ranked opponents Missouri Baptist and host St. Ambrose.