Alex Johnson had 10 kills on the evening for Georgetown
Sept. 28, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - In a match that was closer than the score appeared, the Georgetown women's volleyball team fought hard, but eventually dropped a 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-21, 25-15) decision to Villanova in the Hoyas' BIG EAST opener.
Two Hoyas, Dani White and Alex Johnson, corralled double-digit kills in the loss. White led GU with 12, adding three block assists, while Johnson slammed 10 kills, adding three assists and 13 digs. MacKenzie Simpson led the way in the back row, scooping 15 digs for Georgetown, while freshman Caitlin Brauneis lifted 34 assists.
Villanova jumped out to a rapid 7-1 lead to open the first frame, but on the heels of a Brauneis service run, Georgetown rumbled back and tied the contest at 9-9. Annalee Abell had two of her six kills on the evening in the run to lift the Hoyas. The two squads battled each other point for point, with neither team leading by more than two until the Cats took a decisive 26-24 lead after an ace and a Hoya error closed out the first set.
GU came out on a mission in the second set, however, taking a slim 13-9 lead in the early stages of the game, thanks in part to a Simpson serving run and kills from Lauren Saar and White over the stretch. The Wildcats tied the game up at 21-21 after an ace, but the Hoyas capitalized on another Simpson run, while Johnson sent home the final kill as the Hoyas took a 25-23 second set to tie the match at 1-1.
After the third opened with a 6-6 slugfest, Villanova powered its way to a 14-9 lead after a few GU errors left the Hoyas in a hole. Nova edged into a 21-20 lead after Wildcat errors allowed the Blue & Gray back into the thick of the action. But a Claire Crutchfield kill gave VU set point, followed by another GU error to give the Cats the 25-21 set and a 2-1 lead overall.
Nova roared out to an 11-2 advantage in the fourth frame, keeping Georgetown on its heels from the get go. A 9-0 run helped the Wildcats to the momentum, but a Dani White serving run gave the Hoyas some life, coming back to within 12-6. But the home team never looked back after a final 13-7 run put Georgetown away for good, 25-15, in the match's final set.
The Hoyas return to the court on Oct. 4 and 5 for dates with Marquette and DePaul, respectively, continuing the tough BIG EAST slate.
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