Georgetown Sweeps Long Island 3-0 in Women’s Volleyball Action
September 13, 2002 Washington, D.C. – The Georgetown University women’s volleyball team swept Long Island University 3-0 (30-16, 30-22, 30-28) in the nightcap of the Georgetown Classic Volleyball Tournament. Georgetown improves to 5-3 on the season, while Long Island falls to 3-5.
Freshman outside hitter Natasha Nguyen (El Segundo, Calif./El Segundo) had the hot hand on the evening. Nguyen posted a career best nine aces to go with nine kills, eight digs and two assists. Nguyen served six consecutive aces to close out the second game for the Hoyas. Senior outside hitter Lauren Warner (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) recorded a match-high 12 kills and 10 digs. She also registered six aces and hit .286.
Freshman outside hitter Ashley Lancaster (Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville), making her first start as a Hoya, ended the match with 10 kills, two digs and a block, while sophomore setter Margaret Vernon (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver School) handed out a match-high 36 assists. Vernon also had five aces, two kills and two digs. Sophomore middle blocker Sara Albert (Davis, Calif./Davis) contributed six kills, two digs and a block, and senior middle blocker Anna Kleinsorge (San Francisco, Calif./St. Francis) added five kills, two blocks and an assist to the winning effort.
Valparaiso defeated Pennsylvania 3-1 (30-26, 38-36, 20-30, 30-25) in the first game of the competition. Junior outside hitter Michelle Robinson tallied a match-high 22 kills to go with a team-high 22 digs. Senior middle hitter Stacey Carter led UPenn with 17 kills. She also had 21 digs, three blocks and two aces. Her teammate, Elizabeth Kwak-Heffernan, chipped in a match-high 23 digs in addition to 13 kills.
Valparaiso hit .170 for the match, while Pennsylvania posted a .153. The Crusaders held an 11-9 advantage in team blocks.
Day two of the Georgetown Classic features the Hoyas against Valparaiso at 12:00 Noon. GU will then square off against UPenn at 7:00 p.m. The 2:00 p.m. match is Pennsylvania vs. Long Island, followed by Long Island vs. Valparaiso at 5:00 p.m.