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2011 Volleyball
Record: 20-17 Home: 11-6 Away: 5-5 Neutral: 4-6 MSC: 9-3
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Courtney Grafton stretches out to reach a ball in four-set win over No. 2 LWC. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Thu, Sep. 22, 2016 at 11:10 PM

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.

 
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Volleyball - Thu, Sep. 22, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Tigers vs. Blue Raiders adding another meaning - highlighting Mental Health Awareness

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.

 
Jenny Howell tallied one of her 18 kills. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 21, 2016

Jenny Howell was one kill from a career-tying high of kills in a three-set match. The junior had 18 kills on 30 swings with just one error as Georgetown College volleyball improved to 16-2 and 6-0 in the Mid-South Conference.

The No. 10 Tigers had moments in every set where they pushed out against Shawnee State University (3-12, 0-5) in a 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 victory.

"What a great match in all facets of the game," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "Our offense flexed its muscle all night and our defense was very disciplined."

In set one, a 5-3 lead ballooned to 12-3 during Allie Card's service game. The Bears clawed back to a five-point deficit before Georgetown put it away with a Sarah Snyder kill.

 
Sarah Bell earns her second conference honor. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Mon, Sep. 19, 2016

Georgetown College volleyball's Sarah Bell, for the second time this season, has been named Mid-South Conference Setter of the Week. The Mount Washington, Ky. native dished out 136 assists as the No. 10 Tigers (15-2) went undefeated on the week.

They started the busy week with a Tuesday showdown with NCAA Division II Kentucky State University, where Bell posted a career-high 44 assists.

She followed that up with a three-set career-high of 36 assists in Wednesday evening's straight set win over MSC team University of Pikeville. She was on her way to another big day against Life University Saturday when injury forced her from the second match in set two.

 
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Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 17, 2016

Georgetown College volleyball finished off a tough three week stretch of 17 matches – 12 of them on the road. The No. 10 Tigers finished off the crazy pace with a pair of straight set wins over Life University Saturday in Marietta, Ga. – 25-19, 28-26, 25-17 and 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 – pushing their record to 15-2, 5-0 in Mid-South Conference action.

"It's been a tough three weeks," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "We came in tired and road weary against a much improved Life team that plays very well at home."

Georgetown got up early and stayed in control of set one, in match one, but then needed the momentum of set two to take a strong hold.

"We were up three or four points and then some things didn't go our way, but I was proud with how we handled the adversity, took that set in extra points and finished off the match," Griffin said.

 
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