Oct. 13, 2017
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's volleyball team wraps up the opening half of BIG EAST play with a pair of matches on the Hilltop this weekend. The Hoyas welcome DePaul and Marquette to the Nation's Capital on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Both contests are slated for a 2 p.m. first serve. Live stats and paid video broadcast can be found at www.GUHoyas.com with Monika Moore calling the play-by-play.
Georgetown (7-12, 1-6 BIG EAST) is coming off a 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-15) loss on the road at St. John's on Wednesday night. Symone Speech (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) led the Hoyas with six kills while Alyssa Sinnette (Pearland, Texas/Dawson) added five and both Aima Eichie (Castle Rock, Colo./Rock Canyon/UC Davis) and Meghan Richard (Firestone, Colo./Niwot/Seattle) chipped in four. Kenzie Higareda (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) hauled in eight digs while Richard was credited with three blocks.
Speech continues to lead the Hoyas with 3.53 kills per set and is hitting at a BIG EAST-best .395 clip while Sinnette adds 2.49 kps from the outside. McKnight averages 9.30 assists per set while Higareda anchors the back row defensively with 3.95 digs per set.
DePaul heads to D.C. on a five-match skid in BIG EAST play. Brittany Maxwell leads the Blue Demons with 3.37 kills per set while Claire Anderson and Myah Reed adds 2.89 and 2.44 kps, respectively. Kelsey Horvath and Katie Dolan split the setting duties, averaging 7.81 and 6.39 assists per set, while Haley Busser has 278 digs on the year to average 4.09 a frame.
Georgetown and DePaul have faced each other 21 times in program history with the Hoyas owning a 13-8 all-time advantage. The Blue Demons have won the past three meetings after the Blue & Gray won the previous four.
Marquette leads the BIG EAST with an unbeaten league record following back-to-back sweeps over then-No. 12 Creighton and Providence. Allie Barber leads MU with 4.87 kps while three other players add more than two kills a stanza. Lauren Speckman paces the offense with 12.30 assists per game, Martha Konovodoff is good for 4.17 digs a set and Jenna Rosenthal is averaging 1.11 blocks per set at the net.
Georgetown is 4-13 all-time against Marquette with its last win against the Golden Eagles coming in a five-set victory in 2010.
Following the weekend's action, the Hoyas begin the second half of league play on the road at travel partner Villanova on Saturday, October 21.