WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 28, 2005) - The University of Connecticut women's volleyball team defeated Georgetown, 3-0 (30-23, 32-30, 30-13), on Friday evening. The Huskies are now 11-12 overall and 3-6 against BIG EAST competition while the Hoyas are 6-17 and 3-8.
The match opened with the two teams trading points back and forth at the beginning of the first game. The score was tied seven times before UConn opened up a 18-17 lead and did not look back. For the game, senior Megan Crawley (Georgetown, Texas) had four kills while fellow senior Heather Ashley (Smithsburg, Md.) added three kills. Three other Huskies had two kills in the game.
The second game proved to be the closest of the three. UConn trailed 10-11 early, but battled back to take a 17-12 lead shortly thereafter. The Hoyas then tied the game at 19 all and the two teams traded points back and forth before UConn ultimately came out on top, 32-30, scoring the winning point on a kill by Crawley. Ashley had five kills in the game while freshman Sarah Singer (Waukesha, Wisc.) had four kills. In addition to her game-winner, Crawley had two other kills in the game as well as two service aces.
The third game proved to be all UConn, as the Huskies quickly jumped out to a 9-4 lead, a lead they would not relinquish. Senior Jenny Neelands (Gainesville, Fla.) had four kills in the game to lead UConn, while Crawley added four kills. As a team, UConn had no attack errors in the third game.
For the match, Ashley and Crawley led UConn with 10 kills apiece. Ashley also had two digs and one solo block in the win while Crawley picked up seven digs and had three service aces. Neelands had 33 assists in the match, as well as eight kills and eight digs. Singer contributed five kills and picked up four digs while freshman Lorelle Schaub (New Brighton, Minn.) had five kills in the UConn win.
Annie Connor led Georgetown with nine kills. Katherine Niesen had eight kills in the loss while Rachel Barton picked up a team-high 10 digs.
The Huskies are next in action on Sunday, Oct. 30 when they travel to Tampa, Fla. to take on South Florida. Match time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.