Golden Eagles Fall 3-2 to Georgetown
Sept. 26, 2010
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Marquette University women's volleyball team lost a five set match, 3-2 (25-22, 24-26, 17-25, 25-21, 15-11), to Georgetown Sunday afternoon at McDonough Arena.
The Golden Eagles fall to 7-7 overall and 0-2 in the BIG EAST Conference while Georgetown improves to 11-7 overall and evens its record to 1-1 in BIG EAST play.
Marquette was paced by 12 kills each from Rabbecka Gonyo and Ciara Jones, while freshman Casey Read added 10. Gonyo also recorded a season-high nine blocks in the contest. Ashley Malone, Samantha Trauth and Vanessa Dorismond each notched 13 kills for the Hoyas.
The Golden Eagles out hit Georgetown .237 to .206 but could not hold on for the victory after a 11-2 lead in the fourth set.
Marquette hit .423 in the first but the Hoyas took the opening frame 25-22 after hitting .414 themselves. Carol Henney and Gonyo each led MU with three kills to begin the match, while Henney also added two blocks.
A block by Henney and Read gave Marquette a 26-24 second-set victory and closed a six-point comeback by the Golden Eagles. Georgetown sat on set point at 24-20, but was unable to close the set as Gonyo served six-straight points for MU.
Read led Marquette with four kills in the second, while Gonyo added three kills, two blocks and a pair of service aces. Gonyo's final ace gave MU a 25-24 advantage and the first came with MU trailing 24-21.
Marquette looked like a different team after the thrilling comeback in the second set and took the third 25-17. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 10-4 lead on a block by Gonyo and Klingsporn and would lead throughout the set. Ciara Jones led MU with four kills in the third, while Gonyo added two kills and four blocks.
The Hoyas pulled out a 25-21 victory in the fourth set after responding from an 11-2 Marquette lead. The Golden Eagles scored the first six points of the frame, but were unable to protect a nine point lead as they hit -.036 with five errors and only five kills. Georgetown was led by five kills from senior Kortney Robinson.
The Golden Eagles return to action at Villanova on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. CT.