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Georgetown College volleyball rallied from two-sets down to storm back and win six straight sets – three in the semifinals and three in the finals – to bring home the schools 16th Mid-South Conference tournament crown.
Now the No. 15 Tigers (28-10) start the 2014 NAIA Volleyball National Championship Opening Round. For the third straight season GC has been selected as a host site for the one-match round at 12 sites.
Georgetown gets a rematch with Point Park University, 7:30 pm Saturday in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults. Children 5-and under are free.
One set from defeat to a straight set win over No. 10 Lindsey Wilson College was the sweet taste of victory – literally.
The Georgetown College volleyball team took care of defense of the 2013 Mid-South Conference title with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-19. When the No. 17 Tigers (28-10) won and the trophy was handed over each player took a sweet lick of success.
For seniors Caraline Maher, Stephanie Gurren, Allyson Wilbourn and Mariah Tesarz it was a second title. For the Tigers it is the 16th crown in 19 tournaments.
Georgetown College volleyball has learned to play very well with its back against the wall in the Mid-South Conference tournament. The No. 17 Tigers (27-10) found themselves in a 2-0 set hole Saturday morning to receiving votes St. Catharine College (29-11) in the semifinals.
Behind big performances from Ally Wilbourn, Caraline Maher, Caroline Ricks and Jenny Howell, GC roared back for 22-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-9 victory in Campbellsville.
The Tigers to face No. 17 Lindsey Wilson College (32-2) in the finals 6 pm Saturday.
Georgetown College volleyball collected some postseason honors Friday morning at the Mid-South Conference banquet. The No. 17 Tigers had six players named to the first or second team all-conference and eight to the academic honor roll.
Four the fourth year in a row Allyson Wilbourn and Caraline Maher received first-team All MSC. They were joined by sophomore Courtney Grafton. The libero was second team a season ago.
Lindsey Martindale received her third all-conference nod, while Corri Muha picked up her second. Fellow junior Lauren Schneidtmiller was a first-time honoree at the MSC level.
Georgetown College volleyball started defense of the 2013 Mid-South Conference Tournament title in a battle with seventh-seed University of Pikeville. The No. 17 Tigers (26-10) rallied in each set for a three-set victory 25-20, 28-26, 25-18 over the Bears (15-19).
GC will return to action noon Saturday in Campbellsville against St. Catharine (29-10).
"Survive and advance is the name of the game in postseason," said Tiger coach Nick Griffin. "We had three hard-fought wins in the tournament this past year that led us to a great run in the national tournament. No one is going to lay down at this point in the season."
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