Volleyball Travels to Face Seton Hall

Oct. 3, 2017

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University’s volleyball team hits the road for a BIG EAST midweek matchup at Seton Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Hoyas travel up I-95 with a 7-9 overall record and a 1-3 mark in league play.

Live stats and video for the match will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.

Georgetown is coming off of a 1-1 weekend, defeating Butler, 3-2, before falling to Xavier, 3-1. Symone Speech (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) led the Hoyas with 4.00 kills per set while Alyssa Sinnette (Pearland, Texas/Dawson) added 3.00 a frame. Paige McKnight (Atlanta, Ga./Dunwoody) posted back-to-back double-doubles with assists and digs while averaging 10.33 and 3.44 a stanza, respectively. The victory over Butler was the first in program history for the Blue & Gray.

Speech continues to lead the Hoyas with 3.62 kills per set and is hitting at a .411 clip to rank 19th nationally and atop the BIG EAST. Sinnette adds 2.51 kps and Olivia King (Ardmore, Pa./Lower Merion) chips in an even two kills a frame.

McKnight paces the offense with 9.39 assists per set and hauls in 2.58 digs a stanza. She has posted nine double-doubles on the season so far.

Defensively, Kenzie Higareda (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) averages 4.17 digs per set while Speech protects the net with 0.77 blocks a frame.

Seton Hall is also coming off a 1-1 weekend with a 3-0 loss to Creighton and a sweep over Providence. The Pirates welcome GU to New Jersey with an 8-9 overall record and a 2-2 mark in BIG EAST play.

Abby Thelan leads Seton Hall with 3.72 kills per set while Dominique Mason and Sharay Barnes add 2.75 and 2.37 kps, respectively. The Pirates run a 6-2 offense with Sophia Coffey averaging 5.63 assists per set and Maggie Cvelbar contributing 4.11 a frame. Defensively, Sarah Kenneweg hauls in 3.71 digs per set while Amanda Rachwal is good for a full block a frame.



Wednesday’s match marks the 48th meeting between the two programs with Georgetown owning a 32-15 all-time mark against the Pirates. Seton Hall won both matches last season while the last Hoya win against SHU came in a five-set victory in 2015.

Following Wednesday’s match, Georgetown returns to the friendly confines of McDonough Arena on Saturday as it hosts Villanova in BIG EAST action. First serve is set for 6 p.m. on the Hilltop.

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