Women's Volleyball
Women's Volleyball Earns Runner-Up Honors at Black & Gold Challenge
Senior Rachel Nelson was named to the All-Tournament Team, along with Annie Connor.

Senior Rachel Nelson was named to the All-Tournament Team, along with Annie Connor.

Sept. 17, 2005

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Georgetown University women's volleyball team (4-7) won its second match in a row with a 3-1 (30-28, 30-26, 25-30, 30-25) victory over South Dakota State at the Black & Gold Challenge held at Wake Forest University on Saturday, September 17 at Reynolds Gym. With the victory, the Hoyas finish second as the two-day tournament after falling to host Wake, but posting wins over Morehead State and South Dakota State.

Senior Rachel Nelson and junior Annie Connor were named to the All-Tournament Team. It was the second All-Tournament honor for Nelson as she was also tapped for the Georgetown Classic All-Tournament Team.

Nelson turned in a double-double on the night with 12 kills and 12 digs. The outside hitter also had three blocks in the four-game match. Connor donated 10 kills, five digs and four blocks to the winning effort. She also hit a solid .474.

Georgetown, led by a 19-kill, 16-dig performance by senior opposite side hitter Jenny Weed, hit .292 for the match, while the Jackrabbits recorded .255. The Hoyas took a one-block edge in team blocks (8-7). Kristina Martin led SDSU with a match-high 24 kills, while Minette Ridenour posted 15 digs and 12 kills.

Sophomore setter Kate Fisher had another terrific outing. She paced the Hoyas with a match-high 52 assists to go with nine digs, five kills and two blocks.

The freshmen continue to impress. Katherine Niesen's kills totaled 11 in addition to three blocks, while Jessica Buffum added eight kills and 11 digs.

Georgetown returns home to McDonough Gym on Tuesday, September 20, when cross-town rival American pays a visit to the Hilltop. Match time is 7:00 p.m.



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