November 6, 2004
Queens, NY ? After leading in games 2-1, the St. John?s volleyball team fell to Georgetown 3-2 (30-24, 28-30, 20-16, 30-25, 8-15) on Saturday, November 6, at Alumni Hall. With the hard-fought victory, the Hoyas improve to 14-12 (2-6 BIG EAST) while the Red Storm fall to 15-11 (1-6 BIG EAST) on the year.
Freshman outside hitter Patty Carroll (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South) led the Hoyas with a double-double performance of 17 and 11 digs. Freshman setter Kate Fisher (Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo) was terrific at the setter?s position, posting a double-double with a career-high 57 assists to go with 15 digs. Kate Nulty (Fr., Santa Barbara, Calif./Laguna Blanca) was solid at the libero?s spot for Georgetown with a team-high 25 digs, while Jenny Weed (Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah/Utah Valley Collage) turned in a solid match for the Hoyas with 13 kills, six blocks, three digs and two aces. Sara Albert (Sr., Davis, Calif./Davis) and Annie Connor (Jr., Los Altos, Calif./St. Francis) both ended the contest with 10 kills apiece. Albert also registered five blocks, including two solos, and three digs, while Connor added five blocks and two aces.
St. John?s was led by outside hitter Jackie Ahlers who recorded 32 kills, while hitting an impressive .421 percentage. Freshman LaToya Blunt notched 17 kills and five blocks while setter Lisa Tedder recorded 62 assists and 11 digs. Libero Nicole Colaluca added 26 digs for the Red Storm.
St. John?s came out strong in game one, going on an early run led by Colaluca who served several straight points to lead 11-5. Although Georgetown quickly answered back, St. John?s went on an impressive 12-8 run with kills by Ahlers and Alena Putintseva (9 kills) and took game one easily at 30-24.
In game two, the score was tied throughout the first several points with aggressive plays at the net from both teams. The Hoyas began to pull away with aggressive serving from setter Kate Fisher. Down 15-20, the Red Storm fought back to tie the game at 28 with kills by Yana Ruban, but Georgetown recorded two straight kills to steal game two, 30-28.
St. John?s controlled the momentum of game three, taking a demanding lead throughout the first 20 points led by an outstanding defensive effort by Molly Roloff (8 digs). The Hoyas slowly fought back late in the game, but was not enough as the Red Storm took game three easily, 30-16.
Up 2-1 in games, the Red Storm scored several points with kills on the outside to take an early lead. Georgetown fought back again, and took the lead at point 10, which was fueled by kills from Patty Carroll who finished with 17. Trailing 28-19, the Red Storm went on a late game run with aggressive serving by Roloff, but the Hoyas forced the sideout and took game four, 30-25.
In game five, the momentum of the Hoyas was high with blocks at the net by Albert and aggressive jump serving by Weed which put them on top to take the game quickly, 15-8.