COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Rachel Eubanks was busy on the attack, posting a match-best 13 kills to lead 11th-ranked Georgetown (Ky.) College past Lindsey Wilson College 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-21) on Tuesday night at Biggers Sports Center.
The Mid-South Conference loss puts the Blue Raiders in a tie for second place in the league standings with Campbellsville (Ky.) at 11-3. Georgetown, the MSC Regular-Season Champions, is unblemished in league play at 14-0.
Eubanks was strictly an attacker against the Blue Raiders (23-12), showing up in the stats with one dig, but her 13-of-23 striking performance left her not needing to do much more. The combination of Lindsey Martindale and Stephanie Gurren fed her sets all night, finishing with 17 and 15 assists, respectively.
Allyson Wilbourn led the Tigers' defense with a match-high four blocks and Rebekah Moore tallied a team-best 13 digs.
For Lindsey Wilson, it was a combination of Kailey Moorhead and Courtney Doyle that got it close in both the second and third sets. The duo each had 10 kills, while setter Andrea Taylor dished out a match-high 29 assists and Kristi Hager found a match-high 14 digs.
The Tigers (30-3) combined for a .306 hitting percentage, while Lindsey Wilson managed to hit .179 in the three-set loss with the help of Sarah Anderson connecting on 9-of-18 swings for a .444 mark.
Georgetown opened the match with a momentum-zapping 6-0 run behind the serving of Lindsey Wise, which led to a Lindsey Wilson timeout when the lead swelled to 14-8. The Blue Raiders would score just six more points in the set as Georgetown closed out a 25-14 win.
The second frame was a different story as Lindsey Wilson battled early before taking a five-point lead at 13-8 after three straight kills. The large lead was brief as the Tigers answered with a 3-0 run of their own and eventually tied the match at 14-14 on two straight kills by Kathryn Smith.
Lindsey Wilson regained a one-point lead at 17-16, but lost a late point down 24-23 on a ball-handling error that gave the Tigers the set.
Another fast start for the Tigers doomed Lindsey Wilson in the third set as it was down 8-3 through 11 points. The Blue Raiders clawed back within two points three times at 10-8, 20-18 and 21-19 but could never sustain a rally before losing 25-21.
The third set showcased Lindsey Wilson's best attacking, hitting for a .257 percentage, compared to the slow start when it had eight kills and eight errors in the opening frame for a .000 mark.
Lindsey Wilson gets a chance to bounce back on Thursday, hosting Indiana Southeast at 6 p.m. CT for a non-conference matchup at Biggers Sports Center. The Blue Raiders topped the Grenadiers earlier in the season 3-1 on Sept. 20.