Georgetown, Ky. – Shawnee State volleyball were swept on the road on Tuesday, falling to (RV) Georgetown 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-17).
Georgetown would take an early lead in the first set, going up 3-1 and never trailing from there. The Tigers would hold Shawnee State at bay until the middle of the set, when they would go on an 11-3 run, pushing their lead out to 23-11. Shawnee State would fail to rally and fall 25-15 in the first set.
SSU would go up 5-2 in the second set early, and would hold a 10-6 lead before Georgetown would rally back. The Tigers would go on another run, blitzing into the lead on a 9-2 run to go up 15-12. The two teams would battle for the rest of the set, but Georgetown would keep their noses in front and win the last three points of the set, with Stacia Martin’s attack error giving the Tigers a 25-21 win in the second set.
Georgetown would go up 6-3 early in the third set before SSU would win four straight points, capped by a Tyanna Smith kill as the Bears went up 7-6. However, Georgetown would respond with five straight points, with Ashton Meckle getting a pair of kills to put the Tigers up 11-7. SSU would stay in the set until late, when Georgetown would win six of the final seven points, including three kills from Emma Pike to win the set 25-17 and the match 3-0.
Macie Rhoads and Tyanna Smith each had eight kills to lead SSU’s attack. Elaina Davenport had 24 assists and Madison Knipp had nine digs for the Bears.
Ashton Meckle had 10 kills to lead the Tigers. Kassidy Rauh had 28 assists, and Samantha Lincoln had nine digs for Georgetown.
The loss drops Shawnee State to 10-12 on the season, and to 1-7 in the Mid-South Conference. Georgetown improve to 13-7 overall and to 5-2 in the league.
Shawnee State volleyball returns to action on Friday, October 12 for day one of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament at Indiana Tech. The Bears take on Madonna (Mich.) at 12:00pm and Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) at 4:00pm.