Sept. 8, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Middle blockers Vanessa Dorismond (Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) and Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter) combined for 23 kills while hitting .528, as the Georgetown University volleyball team (3-4) defeated Morgan State University 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-14) on Tuesday night at Hill Field House in Baltimore, Md. For the Hoyas it was their third victory over the Bears in three years.
Ashley Malone (San Jose, Calif./St. Francis) had 34 assists in directing Georgetown's offense to a season-high .290 hitting efficiency, adding five kills herself on seven attempts. Sara Manley had seven kills and two service aces for Georgetown in the victory.
In the first set the Hoyas and Bears traded points and leads early, until the Hoyas went on a 9-2 run breaking a 9-9 tie. The run was highlighted by three consecutive kills from Wise and capped by an ace from Malone, putting the Hoyas in front 18-11. Morgan State closed the deficit to as little as three points, but GU held on for a 25-21 win, taking a 1-0 lead.
The Hoyas never trailed in the second set, hitting a match-high .400, as Dorismond had five kills and Malone had 13 assists to lead GU. Georgetown steadily expanded their lead, opening up a seven point edge, while keeping Morgan State from getting back into the match. Dorismond scored the Hoyas last two points giving them a 25-18 win to take a 2-0 lead.
The Bears scored the first point of the third set, but it would prove the last time Georgetown would trail. The Hoyas would open a small lead before going on a nine-point rally behind Kortney Robinson's service to win the set, 25-14 and the match, 3-0. Dorismond and Wise each had four kills and Manley added three to ice the match for the Hoyas third win of the season.
Georgetown will open its home schedule on Friday when they take on William & Mary at 7 p.m. at McDonough Arena as a part of the Georgetown Classic. GU will also play host to Hampton at 1 p.m. and Maryland at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 12.