Columbia, Ky. – The College of Coastal Georgia women's volleyball team lost 3-0 Saturday night to No. 19 Georgetown (Ky.) in its fourth and final match at the Southeastern Challenge hosted by Lindsey Wilson.
The Mariners fell by scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-12.
The loss left the Mariners with a 1-6 record through the first two weeks of the young season. They won one of their four matches here this weekend.
Thus far, the Mariners have played four ranked teams including three in the top 10 and two teams that started the season receiving votes for the NAIA Top 25 rankings. The Mariners were also receiving votes in the preseason poll.
Earlier on Saturday, Coastal Georgia came up short in a five-set match against undefeated Campbellsville (Ky.) which is also receiving votes for the rankings. The Tigers (6-0) won the deciding fifth set 18-16.
Coastal Georgia struggled offensively, however, against Georgetown (3-0) which the Mariners defeated last year in the national tournament for their first-ever victory in pool play at the final site of the championship.
The Mariners finished with 29 kills and 20 attack errors to hit just .097 for the match. Jesi Garrett and Alexis Downey led the team with seven kills each. Downey was efficient with no errors in 13 swings to hit .538 in the contest.
The Tigers finished hitting a respectable .304 as they totaled 15, 14 and 10 kills in that order over the three sets. They had 11 hitting errors in 92 total swings.
Jessica Tapp led all attackers with 10 kills in 21 attempts for Georgetown. Madison Mudd led the defense with 11 digs.
The Tigers finished with 5.5 total blocks which included nine assisted blocks and one solo.
Georgetown was set to wrap up its weekend later Saturday night with a match against St. Thomas (Fla.).
Coastal Georgia will return home for practice next week prior to making its debut in the Sun Conference next Saturday on the road.