By ERIC BALMER
The volleyball team of your No. 13 Georgetown College Tigers (36-6) had an amazing season. Last Friday, Nov. 30, GC played its last game of the season, losing to Viterbo University (38-5). Georgetown had an incredible season but couldn’t get past Viterbo in the start of the elimination round in the tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. The Tigers got swept by the V-Hawks in three sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-22).
The Tigers were able to get out of the pool play with two wins and a loss. GC won against Indiana University East in five sets (25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 25-20,10-15), lost against Concordia University in three sets (25-111, 25-19, 25-15) and took down Morningside College in three sets (27-29, 21-25, 14-25).
Georgetown has nothing to hang their heads about; this is one of the youngest GC teams to make it out of pool play in the national tournament. The Tigers accomplished much in the season, and with just two seniors on the roster. This was Georgetown’s first Mid-South Conference regular season title since 2010. With all this young talent there is much promise and expectation for the success of the team in years to come.
Coach Griffin was proud of how the two seniors stepped up to lead the team and how everyone else stepped up. He believes they’re stepping in the right direction. ”Lindsey and Bekah really helped to bring this team together,” the GC coach said. “They were determined to take us back to the national tournament. Then everyone else stepped up and got on board. This is a foundation for getting us back where we want to be” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
This team has fought hard all season, and their hard work is apparent in their 25-game winning streak in the middle of the season, the six all-conference, five academic and three AVCA Southeast Region honorees on the team. Georgetowns’ success isn’t going to be over with this year, and will continue for years to come as long as they develop the young talent that is here.