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After its first setback in nearly two months, volleyball finishes 4-1 for Boneyard Brawl

By ERIC BALMER

Staff Writer

After losing to Indiana Tech (a defeat that ended GC’s 25-game winning streak), Georgetown put out the Lee University Flames in five sets on Friday, Oct. 26.  No. 11 ranked Tigers lost the first set but were able to finish the Flames, with the last sets scoring 25-21, 25-18 and 25-18.

Unfortunately, the Tigers lost a match earlier in the day to Indiana Tech in five sets (25-22, 20-25, 15-25, 25-23, 15-19). Friday’s loss was Georgetown’s first since September against Cornerstone University. The defeat was also only the Tigers third loss of the season; they have a record of 29-3, and a perfect away record (8-0).

GC coach, Nick Griffin was pleased with the way his team bounced back from a loss. “That was a huge rebound for us,” the Tiger coach said. ”At times we played tight but we just let it all hang out against Lee and played the best I’ve seen in a while” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).

The members of GC’s squad were effective, and many different players contributed to the team’s success. Six different Georgetown players had double-digit kills; Allyson had the most with 17, Carline Maher recorded 15, Rebekah Moore with 18, Lindsey Marindale had 16, Lindsey Wise 11 and Kristen Schellhaus put down 10.

On Saturday, Georgetown College put down Freed Hardeman in straight sets in the Boneyard Brawl tournament. GC has only played nine matches that went to four or more sets. To be invited to the tournament the Tigers had to have reached the national tournament.

Georgetown’s coach really enjoys the tournament because it prepares his team for postseason play. “This is why we love this tournament,” Coach Griffin said. “We really get a chance to prepare for the postseason in a few weeks, seeing a lot of the teams that will be in the national tournament” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).