Jessica Hardy's 24 kills marks a career-high for the sophomore.
Sept. 11, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University volleyball team won its second-straight match with a 3-1 victory at Morgan State tonight in Hill Field House as the Hoyas improve to 3-8 on the season. The scores were 32-30, 21-30, 30-27, 30-23. Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Hardy (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) hit a career-high 27 kills and maintained a .467 hitting percentage to lead the team.
Despite trailing during nearly all of game one, the Hoyas were able to overcome three-consecutive game points for the Bears and went on to win game one, 32-30. As the Morgan State momentum began to die down, Georgetown capitalized on its opportunities especially Hardy and classmate Dana Dumas (Nokomis, Fla./Pine View) who notched two kills apiece within the last 10 points.
In the second game, Georgetown fell behind again, trailing by five points (14-9) before a kill and a service ace from junior Katherine Niesen (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside). However, the Bears maintained the lead and took advantage of errant attacks from GU to win the game, 30-21. The Hoyas hit a mere .021 in game two.
Georgetown improved in game three and hit .161 with 12 kills. Again, the Hoyas fell behind in the early points, trailing by as many as three points (5-2). Three-consecutive block assists from sophomore Courtney Cohen (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) and Kiersten McKoy (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd) gave the Hoyas a 9-6 edge. Hardy and Dumas followed the trio of blocks up with one kill apiece to give Georgetown an 11-6 lead. Morgan State crept back and regained the lead (20-19) as Esther Johnson tallied one of her 15 kills. Another Hardy kill sandwiched by two Bear errors gave the Blue and Gray the lead once again, 22-20. The Hoyas trailed once again (25-24) before a long point highlighted by the digging efforts of Hardy and junior Caitlin Boland (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) and sophomore Allison Kern (Naperville, Ill./St. Ignatius Prep) kept the play alive with a Cohen solo block as the finale. A Dumas kill followed up the block and prompted a Morgan State timeout. Two-consecutive points after the break put the Hoyas within two points before Niesen recorded another kill to give the Hoyas game point and the Bears committed a crucial service error.
The score remained tight again in game four despite the Hoyas putting up their best numbers the whole match. Georgetown hit an impressive .412 with 18 kills in the final game. Georgetown went on a four-pint run late in the game to push them ahead and within five points of the match. Dumas tallied back-to-back kills before Hardy ended the game on a high note, recording two kills in the last three points.
For the game, Boland recorded 43 assists while Dumas had a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs. Boland also had a double-double as she added 11 digs. The Blue and Gray out-blocked Morgan State recording eight total team blocks to MSU's three.
Georgetown returns to action on Friday, September 14 when they play Troy in the Wingate Inn Invitational at Wintrhop University. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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