BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 11th-ranked (NAIA) Georgetown College volleyball team went 4-0 this weekend to win the Loco’s Invitational, hosted by Birmingham-Southern, Friday and Saturday in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers (11-7) went 0-3, losing to No. 4 (DIII) Washington University on Friday and No. 19 (DII) West Florida and Georgetown on Saturday.
In the Panthers’ first match today against UWF, BSC lost 3-0 (14-25, 23-25, 23-25). Chelsea Wilhoite led the Argos with 15 kills and Madeline Gonzalez led with 36 assists as well as 11 digs for a double-double. Jerica Carter led with 15 digs, and Luciana Rapach was also in double digits with 13 digs.
For BSC, juniors Morgan Anderson and Sarah Harris led with nine kills apiece, junior Milica Stojanovic led with 35 assists, and Harris and sophomore Jennifer McKannan led with 12 and 10 digs, respectively. Junior Caitlin Dees led at the net with three block assists and one solo block.
BSC also lost its second match of the day against Georgetown, 3-0 (21-25, 23-25, 21-25). Erica Janzsen led the Tigers with 11 kills and 17 digs, and Jenna Gronotte recorded a double-double with a match-high 38 assists as well as 12 digs. Jessica Hoeh also posted a match-high 17 digs, while Elizabeth Goodin and Amy Barmore tallied 13 and 12 digs, respectively.
On the Panthers’ side of the net, Anderson led with nine kills, Stojanovic posted a double-double with 32 assists and 11 digs, and McKannan led with 24 digs. Harris also posted 17 digs, and junior Alex Norten recorded 11.
In other action today, West Florida defeated Rhodes College, 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-10), Georgetown College defeated Washington University, 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-17), and Washington University defeated Rhodes College, 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-17).
Georgetown’s Hoeh and Barmore were named to the All-Tournament Team, as were Wilhoite, Anderson, Nikki Morrison of Washington, and Allison Squires of Rhodes.
The Panthers are on the road next weekend, traveling to Jackson, Miss., for a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference divisional, facing Sewanee and Oglethorpe, Saturday, Oct. 4, and Centre and Rhodes, Sunday, Oct. 5.