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Patriot volleyball season ends in MSC quarterfinals

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After playing one of their best matches of the year Sunday against Pikeville, the St. Catharine College volleyball team saw the season end Monday with a loss to Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament.
Adam Stevenson’s team, that ended 6-33, opened tournament play Sunday at the Frankfort Convention Center with an impressive 3-0 win over Pikeville College. The Patriots won 25-23, 25-13, 25-22 over the Bears who ended their season at 6-26.
St. Catharine trailed 17-14 in game one before rallying for the two point win. The final point came on Randa Murphy’s service ace. In game two the final point again came from Murphy who put away the Bears with a sizzling kill. In the final game the Bears rallied from a 24-19 deficit to cut the lead to 24-22 but a serve into the net gave the patriots the game and the match.
Jacky Toruno led the Patriot offense with 12 kills and a .220 hitting percentage. She also had 25 digs to lead the team. Casey Sisk had two solo blocks and one assist while Shauna Stone had four block assists and Sam Gehler has three block assists.
Sunday’s numbers weren’t as good for the Patriots who lost 3-0 to Georgetown. St. Catharine hit only .027 as a team. The Tigers, 24-11, had 48 kills, to the Patriots’ 18, and hit at a .180 clip. Georgetown won the match 25-20, 25-18, 25-16.
At Sunday’s Mid-South Conference banquet the Patriots had four players named to the All-Academic Conference team. Jordan Boyle, Sam Gehler, Mandy Gray and Taylor Malott received that honor for their work in the classroom. Shauna Stone and Randa Murphy were named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Mandy Gray received the prestigious Champion Of Character award.