For the first time since 2006, Lindsey Wilson beats Georgetown in volleyball.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- For the first time since the 2006 season, the Lindsey Wilson College volleyball team left Georgetown (Ky.) College with a win.
Using 14 kills each from freshmen Kirsten King and Taylor Hayne, the Blue Raiders put away the Tigers 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23) on Thursday at David-Reid Alumni Gym, ending an 11-match losing streak to Georgetown (7-7, 2-1 MSC West).
The match wasn't always pretty, as illustrated by hitting percentages below .200 for each team, but Lindsey Wilson (13-1, 2-1 MSC West) committed fewer errors and served well to keep the Tigers off balance most of the match.
Lindsey Wilson shot out of the gate with a 25-20 win in the opening set, but found itself in trouble early in the second, trailing 6-0 to open the set. Georgetown used that early run to its advantage the rest of the way to capture the blowout second-set win.
Refocused, the Blue Raiders fought through the final two sets, pulling out a pair of tough wins to take over first place in the Mid-South Conference West Division. Making the path to a win easier was the multitude of late errors by the Tigers.
After hitting .415 with just one error in their second-set win, the Tigers fell apart offensive in the final two sets, hitting .167 and .135, respectively with a combined 15 errors in the final two sets.
For the match, Lindsey Wilson led the way with a .197 hitting percentage, led by senior Kayla Koerber with a .412 mark for eight kills in 17 attempts. Georgetown finished hitting .185 and was led on the attack by Rachel Eubanks with a match-high 15 kills.