Volleyball Team Travels South to Compete in the Black & Gold Challenge
Sept. 15, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - The Georgetown University women's volleyball team will take to the road to compete in the annual 2005 Black and Gold Challenge hosted by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. In addition to host Wake Forest, Morehead State and South Dakota State will fill out the field.
Georgetown (2-6) is coming off a rough weekend. The Hoyas recorded a 0-2 record during the Georgetown Classic after dropping matches to Central Connecticut State and Yale. A bright spot was senior outside hitter Rachel Nelson who earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team for her performance, and freshman middle blocker Katherine Niesen. Nelson tallied 24 kills, 25 digs and four blocks over seven games, while Niesen registered 10 blocks, including two solo stops, and 19 digs. She also recorded a .538 hitting percentage for the CCSU match.
Nelson leads the Hoyas in hitting this season with 105 kills, while Niesen ranks first on the team on the defensive end in blocks with 30. Freshman Caitlin Boland has dished out a team-high 238 assists, and sophomore Katie Nulty tops Georgetown in digs with 106.
The Hoyas will meet the Demon Deacons (4-2) on Friday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Hoyas take on Morehead State (4-6) in the opening match at 11:00 a.m., then South Dakota State (5-6) at 5:00 p.m.