Georgetown Volleyball Defeats High Point, 3-0 Tory Rezin Named Tournament MVP
Sept. 19, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Georgetown University volleyball team (9-5) completed a sweep of the competition at the UNC-Greensboro Tournament by defeating High Point University (9-6), 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21) on Saturday evening. Vanessa Dorismond (Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) had 13 kills and Kortney Robinson (Pleasant Grove, Utah/Pleasant Grove) had 11 to lead the Hoyas to their sixth consecutive win.
Tory Rezin (Morris, Ill./Morris) earned UNC-Greensboro Tournament most valuable player honors, with 12 digs against High Point and 68 overall in four matches. It is the second tournament MVP honor Rezin has won in two years, earning Georgetown Classic MVP honors in 2008. Dorismond and Ashley Malone (San Jose, Calif./St. Francis) were also named to the all tournament team.
The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set, but Robinson served the Hoyas on a five-point run of their own, capped by consecutive kills from Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter). That would be the pace of the set, as the score was tied seven times and their were five lead changes, before GU took the lead for good on a High Point ballhandling error at 17-16. Paris Coleman would lead the Hoyas on a late run, serving aces for three of the last five points to take the set, 25-18.
The second set was among the Hoyas best of the season, hitting .640 as a team with 16 kills and no attack errors. They would also never trail after Robinson opened the set with a kill. Dorismond was dominant in the second set with nine kills, hitting .900 against the Panthers. Robinson had five kills and Ashley Malone (San Jose, Calif./St. Francis) had 11 assists, as the Hoyas cruised 25-15.
Georgetown came back to earth in the third set, hitting .195, as High Point out hit the Hoyas for the first time in the match with a .200 hitting efficiency. The Panthers led by as many as seven at 16-9, before the Hoyas stormed back, eventually tying the match at 17. From their the teams played point for point, as the set saw nine ties and eight lead changes. With the Hoyas trailing 20-18, a High Point service error and a Sara Manley (Dove Canyon, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic) kill tied the score. The Hoyas would later get two kills from Kiersten McKoy (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd) and the match-clincher from Dorismond to defeat High Point 25-21 in the third set and take the match, their sixth straight.
The Hoyas travel across town on Monday, September 21 when they take on Howard University at 7 p.m.