Georgetown Volleyball Drops Two Saturday

Lauren Saar was named to the All-Tournament team

Sept. 15, 2012

Box Score

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Georgetown University volleyball team (6-6) lost to Michigan State (11-0) 3-0 Saturday morning and fell to Presbyterian (3-10) 3-1 Saturday night in the Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Tournament.

"Michigan State won the passing battle," said head coach Arlisa Williams. The Spartans also out-hit the Hoyas with an impressive .408 percentage to Georgetown's .213.

GU battled all night, but none of the three sets were ever in serious question, as the Spartans took control early and imposed their will on the match to win 25-15, 25-18, and 25-20.

Freshman outside hitter Lauren Saar (Plainwell, Mich.) had 10 kills on only 25 attempts for a .320 hitting percentage. She was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance.

Alex Johnson (Tampa, Fla.) had her seventh double-double of the season and second of the tournament with 13 kills on .360 hitting and 12 digs. Lindsay Wise also played well, hitting .417 with six kills.

Michigan State's Amy Dentlinger had 10 kills and no errors on only 17 attempts, for a .588 hitting percentage. Lauren Wicinski led her team in kills and hit .455.

"We tried to bounce back tonight but we were playing a hungry, feisty Presbyterian team." The Hoyas would lose the day's second match by set scores of 25-15, 23-25, 25-10, and 25-8.

The Blue Hose took the first set in convincing fashion, but the Hoyas came right back at them to win the second and even the match at one apiece.

The third and fourth sets that followed would be very one-sided. Presbyterian dominated the remainder of the match and the Hoyas never got close. As in the Michigan State match, Georgetown was out-hit .392 to .092.

Brooke Bachesta (Sammamish, Wash.) turned in 11 kills and Johnson led the team with 13. Saar had 5 kills and 15 digs.

 

 

The Blue Hose's Presley Mabrey recorded a double-double with 15 kills on .406 hitting and 20 digs. Allison Brown also had an outstanding performance with her match-highs of 16 kills and .533 hitting.

Sophomore middle blocker Dani White (Mission Viejo, Calif.) did not play in the Presbyterian match.

Following their hot 5-0 start, the Hoyas have cooled off and are 1-6 since. They have only one match remaining before beginning BIG EAST conference play.

The Blue & Gray will play their home opener at McDonough Arena Tuesday, Sept. 18 versus non-conference foe Liberty (8-3) at 7 p.m.

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August 25
5:00 PM
Howard
Washington, D.C. (at American)
August 26
12:00 PM
Santa Clara
Washington, D.C. (at Howard)
August 26
5:00 PM
American
Washington, D.C. (at Howard)
September 1
12:30 PM
The Citadel
Arlington, Va. (The Pentagon)
September 2
10:30 AM
Columbia
Arlington, Va. (Ft. Myer)
September 2
3:30 PM
Army West Point
Arlington, Va. (Ft. Myer)
September 8
4:30 PM
Coppin State vs. Buffalo
McDonough Arena
September 8
7:00 PM
James Madison
McDonough Arena
September 9
11:00 AM
Buffalo vs. James Madison
McDonough Arena
September 9
1:00 PM
Coppin State
McDonough Arena
September 9
4:30 PM
Coppin State vs. James Madison
McDonough Arena
September 9
7:00 PM
Buffalo
McDonough Arena
September 15
11:00 AM
Arkansas State
Houston, Texas
September 15
4:30 PM
Stephen F. Austin
Houston, Texas
September 16
11:00 PM
Rice
Houston, Texas
September 22
8:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
September 24
1:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

BEDN
September 29
6:00 PM
Butler
McDonough Arena
September 30
6:00 PM
Xavier
McDonough Arena
October 4
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.