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Blue Demons Fall at Georgetown



Georgetown 3, DePaul 0

 

Washington, D.C. - The DePaul volleyball team fell to BIG EAST Conference foe Georgetown, 3-0 (30-23, 30-25, 30-20) Sunday at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas improve to 8-17 overall and 2-10 in league action while the Blue Demons fall to 5-23, 0-12 in conference play.

 

The Blue Demons had a difficult time finding an offensive rhythm, as they hit .069 for the match while Georgetown hit .222 and registered 44 kills.  DePaul senior Morgan Ingersoll led all players with 12 kills, but the Hoyas had two players - Jessica Buffum and Annie Connor - finish with double-digit kill totals. Buffum led Georgetown with 11 kills and a .385 attack percentage.

 

The Hoyas took to a 5-4 lead in game one and never looked back as they used 13 kills and six blocks to win the first frame 30-23.

 

The Blue Demons had their best offensive effort in the second set as they registered 16 kills for a .286 attack percentage.  The Hoyas, however, also hit a match-high .359 and knocked down 19 kills in the set.  DePaul pulled out to an early 13-9 advantage but timely errors allowed Georgetown to tie the game at 13. The teams continued to trade sideouts, as there were nine ties in the second frame before Georgetown took its final lead at the 23-22 mark.  The Hoyas closed out the game with a 7-3 run, winning the second frame 30-25.

 

The final game saw the Hoyas take an early 4-0 lead, which they never relinquished and won the final set 30-20.  

 

Defensively, Georgetown out-blocked the Blue Demons 13.0 to seven, with Connor leading the Hoyas with eight total blocks.  DePaul senior Ellen Hayes and sophomore Cristina Correa led DePaul with three block assists.

 

The Blue Demons registered 61 digs while the Hoyas notched 53.  DePaul sophomore Maureen Zigulich registered a team-high 18 digs and junior Stacy Pando finished with 10 digs. 

 

The Blue Demons close out the season next weekend, welcoming West Virginia and Pittsburgh to McGrath Arena.  DePaul faces the Mountaineers on Saturday, and will celebrate senior day on Sunday at the conclusion of the Pittsburgh match.  Both matches are slated to begin 2 p.m.