Nov. 11, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - The Georgetown University volleyball team (7-21, 1-14 BIG EAST) fell in three sets , 25-15, 25-23, 25-22 in its season-finale to the USF Bulls (16-13, 7-8 BIG EAST) on Sunday afternoon at The Corral on campus of University of South Florida.
Sophomore Dani White (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) led the Hoyas with 12 kills and three blocks, while senior middle blocker Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter) hit a team-high .400 with seven kills in the loss.
The Hoyas started slow, as USF extended its lead to nine points midway through the first set, taking advantage of a Hoyas team that hit .185 in the early going. The Bulls got three kills from J'beria Davis down the stretch to win the first set, 25-15 to take a 1-0 advantage.
Georgetown fought the Bulls through the second set forcing five ties and two lead changes. Liz Riggins tied the score at eight points apiece with a kill, before USF gained momentum, opening a six-point, 21-15 lead. The Blue & Gray rallied back, closing to within a point after a service ace from Alex Johnson, followed by a block from White and Brooke Bachesta. USF closed out the set scoring two of the last three points to win 25-23.
The Hoyas continued to battle in the third set,falling behind by four points early in the third set, before a 4-0 run, spurred by a pair of kills each from White and Lauren Saar, tying the game at 12. USF took the lead at 13-12 and never trailed again, despite the Hoyas rallying late to close within two points on back-to-back kills from Saar and White, as the Bulls won the third and final set, 25-22.
The loss caps the 2012 season for the Hoyas.