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Caroline Ricks' offensive flare continued Tuesday evening as Georgetown College volleyball battled a very defensive minded Campbellsville University. The visiting Tigers (14-7, 5-2) made it very difficult for the power hitters of the home Tigers (18-2, 8-0), but GC adjusted and came out on top 25-23, 25-23, 25-19.
"Campbellsville is a great team and very feisty," said Georgetown coach Nick Griffin. "In that first set we struggled to handle their defensive intensity, but once we adjusted what we were doing things and got rolling."
CU had a late surge for an 18-13 lead in set one. Griffin called his second and final time out of the set at this point to regroup and regain momentum. Jessica Tapp got it started with a kill and the No. 10 GC Tigers slowly clawed back into it, tying it at 19-19. The home team did not grab a lead until 22-21 and then took three of the final four points with the exclamation point being an ace from Maddie Kunkel.
Sarah Bell has been three-time Mid-South Conference Setter of the Week and third time was the charm. The sophomore earns her first ever NAIA National Setter of the Week honors with her 100-plus assist week as the No. 10 Tigers went 2-0, including a win over No. 2 and previously unbeaten Lindsey Wilson College.
Bell recorded a new career-high in assists, 58, in the win over LWC and also tallied 17 digs for a double-double. She ranks ninth nationally in assists per game, 10.9.
Georgetown College volleyball is on a 12-match winning streak, including a big win this past week over No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College.
The No. 10 Tigers (17-2) had two players earn Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors. Caroline Ricks was named Offensive Player of the Week, while for the third time this season Sarah Bell was named Setter of the Week.
This is Ricks' first Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season and career. The junior averaged 3.86 kills per set while hitting .386 as Georgetown went 2-0. She had a match-high 18 kills against the Blue Raiders, previously undefeated.
Senior Ashlee Howe ignited a mid-set rally, keying Georgetown College to a huge win over No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College. The No. 10 Tigers (17-2, 7-0) erased a three-point deficit in set two to come back and level the match. The tight battle raged on, but the momentum was solidly on GC's side including a thrilling push at the end to finish in four sets – 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 31-29 – in the NAIA Match of the Week.
Howe finished with 10 kills and nine blocks – two solo and seven assisted.
"Ashlee has been working so hard on being a complete player and stepping up as our middle," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "She's known as the defensive blocker and the way she reads the game, but I'm so proud of watching her development these past four years."
Lindsey Wilson (12-1, 3-1) wrangled control of set four, making it seem as though a fifth-set was imminent. But, once again, Georgetown fought hard to erase four set points and handle having two match points erased before winning.
Taking tragedy to triumph, Georgetown College volleyball team will be hosting a Mental Health Awareness Night Thursday in connection with its home match. The evening is a Nexus event that starts at 6:45 pm and will have giveaways – gift cards, T-shirts, a bounce house party, etc. – and baked goods will be on sale. You must be present by 6:45 pm to be eligible for the giveaways.
The team is asking all fans to wear yellow in support of the mental health issue as the No. 10 Tigers play No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College, a match that has determined the Mid-South Conference regular season champion for the past several years.
|(10) Georgetown at||8:00pm|
|(2) Lindsey Wilson||EST|
|(10) Georgetown at||8:00pm|
|(RV) University of the Cumberlands at||7:00pm|