GEORGETOWN – No. 14 Georgetown was too good at home on Tuesday night as it topped the University of Pikeville volleyball team 3-0 at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym by set scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-15.
With kills hard to come by, Sydney Hall was the leader for the Bears (14-20, 0-15 MSC) with seven as they hit just .033 as a team. Cassidy Tackett chipped in with five kills, but no one else had more than three.
Georgetown (24-4, 12-1 MSC) got 10 kills from Lauren Schneidtmiller who was the only player on the court to reach double figures. Sarah Clem and Corri Muha backed her up with eight kills each, while Sarah Bell dished out 21 assists and Clem and Muha also sent back a match-high three blocks each.
The Tiger attack was hard to slow down as they posted a .372 hitting percentage and were only blocked four times by the UPIKE defense. Mikayla Frye led the Bears with two blocks and Savanna Zakman scooped up a team-best 13 digs to go along with her 10 assists.
After falling behind big early in the first two sets, UPIKE put together its best performance in the final frame when it trailed just 11-10 after a quick 3-0 run halfway through the set. The Tigers answered with a 7-0 run of their own to end the threat and never trailed by less than seven points the rest of the way.
UPIKE will compete in its next Mid-South Conference match at 7 p.m. on Monday at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.