Nov. 19, 2009

Dowling started off slow in the first set as Georgian Court worked a 4-4 tie, 7-7, 8-8 and 9-9 before the Golden Lions went on an 11-0 run which saw Morgan Mutranowski (Muskego, WI) toe the service line 13 straight times and Kelly Scott (Moscow, ID) led the charge with 2 kills. The rally included 7 errors by the Lions which ended in a 25-14 victory for Dowling. Bethany Shepard (Lakewood, CO), Patrycja Klekotka (Siedlce, Poland) and Kelly Scott all contributed with 3 kills for the Golden Lions. The Lions were led by Senior outside hitter Janelle Murdock with 1 kill and 2 digs in the set.

In the second set Georgian Court hopped out to a slim lead but the Golden Lions offense stabilized and tied the set at 5. The set remained tight until a kill by Bethany Shepard expanded the led to 12-9. After a kill by senior Patrycja Klekotka Georgian Court called a timeout staring at a 15-11 deficit. Dowling went on to close out the sent 25-19 with a kill from Bethany Shepard. The Golden Lions were led in the set by Klekotka with 5 kills.

The third and final set of the match concluded with a tight 25-23 victory for the #1 seeded Golden Lions. Dowling showed their postseason mental toughness as they came back from being down 16-12. With the set knotted at 23 apiece back to back kills by Maja Potpara and Bethany Shepard ended the contest 25-23. Maja Potpara led the attack with 3 kills in the set and Brandi Arsenault led the Lions with 2 kills.

Patrycja Klekotka led the Golden Lions with 11 kills on the night. Bethany Shepard kept the Lions offense in check with 12 digs to lead all players. Georgian Court was led offensively by Janelle Murdock with 7 kills. Dowling had a .275 hitting percentage as a team.

The Golden Lions will next take on Bentley University tomorrow at 7:30 PM.