VOLLEYBALL: GEORGETOWN 3, IU EAST 2
November 27, 2012Richmond High School
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - In a match of runs, the last one went against the Red Wolves.
The Indiana University East volleyball team fell 23-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-20, 15-10
against Georgetown College on Nov. 27 in a NAIA Volleyball National Championship
pool play match at the Tyson Events Center.
The Red Wolves led 6-1 in the fifth set, but the Tigers won nine of the next 10
points to take the lead for good.
No. 12 IU East fell to 44-4 and 0-1 in Pool A. No. 13 Georgetown is 35-4 overall and
1-0 in Pool A. The top two teams in the four-team pool advance to elimination play.
"It was a game of runs and we couldn't contain their runs," said IU East coach
Charlie Brown as the Red Wolves readied for the Parade of Champions that took place
immediately after the match.
"We had some great moments, but we couldn't sustain that consistent play. You have
to have that consistent play in a high-level match like this."
Georgetown's Kristen Schellhaas served three consecutive aces in the midst of
Georgetown's decisive fifth-set run.
"For us it's the serve-serve receive game, and they beat us in the serve-serve
receive game," Brown said.
IU East got a career-best 21 kills from junior outside hitter Sarah Shilling
(Warsaw, Ind./Warsaw Community High School). The Red Wolves hit .208 for the match.
They had been 39-0 when they hit .200 or better.
"We had the lead and then we kind of got ahead of ourselves and didn't do the things
we normally do all of the time," Shilling said. "We normally execute well, but today
we struggled to find consistency."
Senior libero Kristin Waechter had 25 digs for IU East.
IU East continues pool play Nov. 28 with a match against NAIA Volleyball National
Tournament host school Morningside College. The match starts at 9 p.m. IU East time.