OMAHA, Neb. – The No. 14 Creighton Volleyball team picked up its ninth win in the last 10 matches with a 3-1 victory over visiting Georgetown on Sunday, Sept. 29. Scores of the Bluejay win were 25-14, 25-18, 20-25, 25-18.
Creighton improved to 9-3 on the season and 2-0 in BIG EAST play. The Hoyas had their eight-match win streak halted and fell to 11-5 (1-1 BIG EAST).
Keeley Davis led Creighton with 13 kills and Megan Ballenger had 10 kills on .625 hitting. Brittany Witt topped the defense with 20 digs. The Bluejays had 48 kills, six aces, 50 digs and eight blocks on .274 hitting.
Iva Vujosevic led all players with 15 kills for Georgetown. The Hoyas had 38 kills, six aces, 43 digs and seven blocks on .126 hitting.
Creighton controlled the first set, a 25-14 victory over an error-prone Georgetown team. The Hoyas had eight attack errors, six service errors, two blocking errors, two ball handling errors and were aced once as the Jays rolled to victory despite just eight kills. A 5-0 serving run on Naomi Hickman’s serve pushed the Bluejay lead to 11-6 and gave CU control for good.
Creighton hit .346 in the second set to take a 2-0 lead, winning a 25-18 decision. Madelyn Cole had 10 assists, two kills and an ace in the set for the Bluejays.
Georgetown won just its second set ever in seven matches at D.J. Sokol Arena with a 25-20 victory in the third set. Creighton fell behind 9-4 early before rallying to tie the score at 19, only to see Georgetown end the set on a 6-1 run. Vujosevic had five kills for the Hoyas in the third set.
The fourth set was deadlocked at 14-all before Creighton pulled away down the stretch for the 25-18 win. Davis had six of her 13 kills in the final frame, including CU’s final four points of the match.
Creighton will hit the road for its next four matches, starting Friday with a 6 p.m. Central match at St. John’s.