Georgetown University's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 26-24, 25-17) decision on the road at VCU in nonconference action on Tuesday evening. The Hoyas fall to 4-5 on the season.
Three different Hoyas posted 10 kills in the match with Olivia King
(Ardmore, Pa. / Lower Merion), Symone Speech
(Oak Park, Ill. / Oak Park-River Forest) and Iva Vujosevic
(Bar, Montenegro / Niko Rolovic / UMES) all reaching double-figures. Vujosevic added 12 digs for her fifth double-double of the season.
(Broadview Heights, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit) nearly recorded a double-double as well, pacing the offense with 33 assists to go with nine digs.
(Woodbridge, Va. / Forest Park) led all players with 23 digs.
VCU (2-5) took an early lead in the match before the Hoyas knotted things up at 3-3. The Rams responded with a 9-3 run to force a GU timeout, and pushed their advantage to 21-14 before closing out the frame with the 25-16 win.
Georgetown put together its best offensive performance in the second set, garnering 18 kills and hitting .270 as a team. A back-and-forth affair, the stanza saw 12 ties and four lead changes throughout. Trailing 19-15 late, the Blue & Gray rallied with a 7-2 run to retake the lead, up 22-21, on back-to-back kills from King. The Rams would tie things up once more, at 22-22, but the Hoyas won the last three points of the frame to win it 25-22.
In the third, GU had the early momentum and ran out to an 18-11 lead following a Vujosevic put away. VCU began its comeback from there, posting an 8-1 run to tie the set at 19-19. Still tied at 23-23, the Rams took their first lead since it was 3-2 at 24-23 before eventually winning the stanza 26-24.
Keeping things close in the fourth frame, VCU gave itself room to breathe with a 5-0 run following a narrow 14-13 lead. Georgetown would pull back within four points, down 19-15, but the Rams closed things out at took the match with a 25-17 victory in the final stanza.
Vicky Giommarini led VCU with 15 kills and 12 digs for a double-double.
Georgetown has the upcoming weekend off and will return to action on Sept. 14 and 15 as it co-hosts the Georgetown/George Washington Tournament. The Hoyas host Memphis at McDonough Arena on Friday, Sept. 14 before welcoming Alabama A&M and Hampton to the Nation's Capital on Saturday, Sept. 15.