Nov. 1, 2009
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (25-15, 12-25, 15-25, 25-27) decision to Georgetown on Sunday afternoon's senior day at Jake Nevin Fiedhouse.
Sophomore Kim Maroon broke Villanova's single season digs record in the first set of the match and now has 589 digs this season after collecting 18 today. The record has stood since Megan O'Brien notched 574 in 1995.
With the score tied at 7-7 in the first set, Andersen found the floor on back-to-back kills, but the Hoyas responded as the score tied again at 10 each. Five consecutive errors from Georgetown helped a 6-2 Villanova run and the Hoyas called a timeout trailing, 16-12. Gulyas served five points after the break, including three aces to help the Wildcats extend their lead to 21-12 and force Georgetown to use its final timeout. A kill from sophomore Maria Nolan gave the Wildcats set point at 24-15 and Andersen found the kill for the 25-15 win.
Though Villanova got on the board first in the second frame, the Hoyas quickly established a 13-7 lead and the Wildcats used a timeout. The Hoyas offense continued to attack and Villanova fell, 25-12.
The Wildcats led 7-4 in the third set, but Georgetown went on a 9-2 run to take a 16-9 lead as the Hoyas went on to win, 25-15.
Villanova was on the board first in the fourth set and used two kills and an ace from Gulyas to grab a 13-11 lead. The Hoyas called timeout after Nolan found the floor for a kill and the Wildcats extended their lead to 19-15 after the break. An error from `Nova had Georgetown creep to within one point, 19-18, but Mergen found the floor for a kill to hold on to the lead and send the Hoyas into a timeout. Georgetown scored three unanswered points to take its first lead of the set at 23-22, but Andersen connected for a kill to tie at 23. Andersen hit another kill to keep the set tied at 24 and the Wildcats regained the lead at 25-24 after senior Elysse Studzinski found the floor. The Hoyas responded to tie the set at 25 and would hang on to win, 27-25.
Villanova concluded its home season and will hit the road for the four remaining BIG EAST Matches. The Wildcats will head to West Virginia on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m.