Hoyas Win First Set, Lose 3-1 at Pittsburgh

Alex Johnson had 10 kills and eight digs against Pittsburgh

Oct. 13, 2012

Box Score

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Georgetown University volleyball team lost in four sets Friday against conference opponent Pittsburgh Panthers (12-9, 3-4 BIG EAST). Georgetown drops to 6-13 overall and 0-6 in the BIG EAST.

"Our players work so hard. I'm super proud of them for their efforts," said Head Coach Arlisa Williams. "We played better than we played recently. We just couldn't quite finish."

The Hoyas got off to a very strong start, winning the first set. Pittsburgh took control later as Georgetown remained competitive throughout every set in the match, but would lose their 12th match in a row 25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 20-25.

The second set featured 11 ties and seven lead changes. Tied at 15, the Panthers got hot on a 10-5 run to end it. The final two frames were competitive as well. Tied at 18 in the fourth with GU trying to force a decisive fifth set, the Panthers ended the match on a 7-2 run.

Sophomore Dani White (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) led all players with 12 kills. Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter) hit .400 on 15 attempts. Brooke Bachesta (Sammamish, Wash./Eastside Catholic) added six kills in two sets of action, and MacKenzie Simpson(Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) had 22 digs.

"We had good production in different sets by different players. The last piece of it is getting everybody on the same page at the same time."

Passing was a strength for the Blue & Gray today, but Pittsburgh setter Lindsey Zitzke was very effective, accumulating 30 assists. She had a perfect hitting percentage with four kills on four attempts. Monica Wignot was involved in eight blocks defensively and led the Panthers with 11 kills.


 

 

"We're disappointed that we lost, but excited that they played hard. They fought, and I think it's right there for them."

The Hoyas' next match is in Tampa, Fla. at USF Sunday. They return to Washington next weekend where they will host Notre Dame Friday, Oct. 19 and DePaul Sunday Oct. 21.

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6:00 PM
Butler
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