Georgetown Volleyball Falls to Cincinnati, 3-0
Nov. 2, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio - Senior Kit Niesen (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside) had 11 kills and hit .588, but the Georgetown Volleyball team (12-11, 5-5 BIG EAST) could not overcome Cincinnati (22-5, 9-2 BIG EAST), falling in three sets, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18 on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena.
In the first set GU jumped out to an early lead as freshman Ashley Malone (San Jose, Calif./St. Francis) assisted on three kills, including one from Niesen who also had a service ace to put the blue and gray in front 7-3. The Hoyas held onto the lead after a Bearcats' timeout, leading 16-13 until UC made a 12-3 run to take control of the set, winning 25-19.
The Hoyas and Bearcats traded points throughout the the second set, with neither team extending the lead beyond three points. After trailing for most of the set, Georgetown evened the score at 18, the first tie since it was even at eight. Kills from Junior Jessica Hardy (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) and junior Courtney Cohen (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) tied retied the set twice more and an attack error from Cincinnati's Jessie Nevitt gave the Hoyas a 22-21 lead. The Bearcats would score the next three points behind the service of Jessica Elley to win the set 25-23, taking a two set advantage.
Georgetown kept the score close early in the third set, but Cincinnati took control midway through opening up a seven-point 17-10 lead. GU would come no closer than five points, as the Bearcats won the third set 25-18 to clinch the match.
The Hoyas return to the court on Saturday, November 8 when they travel to Storrs, Conn. to take on the Huskies. The next day they will travel to New York City take on St. John's to round out four-consecutive road matches.