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Georgetown wins on Senior Night

headerTigerBy Eric Balmer
Sports Editor

Senior Night for the GC volleyball team was a success. Georgetown celebrated the dedication and play of Emily Weber and Kathryn Smith for their four years of play as Tigers. With the win, the Lady Tigers picked up their 104th win in four years.

Last Monday night, Georgetown (23-7 overall, 12-2 Mid-South Conference) beat down St. Catharine (15-10, 9-5 overall) in four sets. GC smothered St. Catharine, winning by the scores of 25-21, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-17.

The seniors played well for their special night. They combined for 20 kills, with Weber recording 13 and Smith managing seven. Other GC players contributing multiple kills were Allyson Wilbourn, who had 16, and Caraline Maher with 13.

All around, different players stepped up to make crucial plays as they were needed. There was a kill recorded by Weber that started a rally in the first set. Sophomore Corri Mucha, who suffered an injury in the beginning of the season, came back with a solid performance; she had three straight points, all of them on kills.

In set two, St. Catharine gave Georgetown a hard time. But Wilbourn again started the GC momentum with a kill, and Mucha recorded a block before Lauren Schneidtmiller had a kill to put the Lady Tigers in control.

Although there was lots of emotions on this special night, Coach Nick Griffin was proud of how his team was focused and came out on top. “We battled and worked. The emotions of Senior Night can always be hard, but I think in that fourth set we really found our rhythm” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
Even though the Lady Tigers lost one set, they were always in control; the outcome of the match was clear all the way throughout.

The GC volleyball team looks to add to their success during the Boneyard Brawl, which is this coming Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Georgetown faces Vitero at 1 p.m., Texas Brownsville at 7 p.m. They play Embry-Riddle at 11:30 a.m. and Point Park at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.