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Georgetown College volleyball has won 21 matches in straight sets, but the past five wins have been four sets or more. Heading into the Mid-South Conference semifinals, the No. 12 Tigers had not rallied from a 2-1 sets deficit. Now they have done it three times, the most critical to date happened Wednesday in the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, presented by J&L Enterprises and CNOS Foundation Pool Play B.
In order to secure continued play after the round robin portion, Georgetown (35-9) needed a win over Trinity Christian College. The Trolls (37-9) opened up winning sets one and three, but the Tigers fought back for the 20-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10 win. They even needed a rally in set five to clinch it.
"This is tournament play," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "Seeing matches go the distance isn't a surprise, I'm just glad we've gotten a few rally wins down the stretch. We have the confidence that we are never out of a match."
Georgetown College volleyball stormed out, catching No. 13 Park University off guard in the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, presented by J&L Enterprises and CNOS Foundation Pool Play B. However, No. 12 Tigers (34-9) needed a decisive set after the Pirates (34-6) erased a 2-0 deficit to settled the matter 25-19, 25-22, 10-25, 22-25, 15-11.
"We knew this would be a challenge," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "I think the quick two set lead put us at ease, but we battled back and got a very important win to start this week off."
A point of emphasis in success against Park was shutting down the nation's leading hitter Wanesse Siqueira. The junior is averaging 4.5 kills per game and was 15 shy of tallying 600 in this season alone. Georgetown held her to just 12 kills in five sets – a 2.4 kill per set average. She had two kills in set one, while hitting negative percentage – a first this season. Starting with the month of October, the Rio de Janeiro native is averaging 17.1 kills per match.
Georgetown College men's basketball's woes on the road against Life University continued Monday night. The No. 1 Tigers (9-1) struggled to contain the Running Eagles (7-5) and lost for the first time this season, 119-109.
Life had seven of its nine players in double figures, led by Latraius Mosley's game-high 33. GC led twice in the first half and tied it up once in the second, but could never grab a strong hold against a team it see-sawed with back on Nov. 17 in the championship game of the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic. Only four Tigers tallied double-digits of the eight players to score.
Five Tigers (9-0) tallied double digits against University of Cincinnati-Clermont in a tune up for Monday's showdown at Life University. Georgetown opened up a 40-point edge at the break and cruised 115-65 in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Now the No. 1 team in the nation hits the road for the first time, facing one of the best. GC took a 110-103 win in the championship of the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic just weeks ago. Now before taking a break for finals, will head to Georgia for the return game.
The past several seasons Georgetown College men's basketball has come away with splits against the Running Eagles. Coach Chris Briggs' team looked ready to go Saturday.
Georgetown College volleyball returns to the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, presented by J&L Enterprises and CNOS Foundation. The final site is in Sioux City, Iowa. The No. 12 Tigers (33-9) are making a second straight appearance and 16 overall.
"This is for what we work," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "We seem to be peaking at the right time, but it is all about getting there and seeing what you can do."
Georgetown learned its pool-play opponents – No. 13 Park University, RV Trinity Christian University and defending national champion and No. 2 Concordia University.
|Concordia University vs||4:15pm|
|NAIA National Tournament Pool Play Pool B|
|NAIA National Tournament Single Elimination|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||EST|