Butler volleyball defeats Georgetown in five sets

Sophomore Anna Logan spikes a ball over the net. Photo via butlersports.com.

JIMMY LAFAKIS | STAFF REPORTER | jlafakis@butler.edu

The Butler University volleyball team beat Georgetown University on the road Nov. 12 with final scores of the 25-20, 24-26, 26-24, 22-25 and 15-6.

Butler improved to 18-13 (7-8 Big East) with the victory, while Georgetown fell to 6-22 (2-13 Big East).

Sophomore outside hitter Anna Logan finished with 21 kills and 15 digs, and junior setter Makayla Ferguson’s 51 assists to help propel the Bulldogs to the five-set victory.

Head coach Sharon Clark said the Bulldogs accomplished some of the goals they set for the season’s remainder.

“The team kept their eyes on their goals today,” she said. “We stayed together and played Butler volleyball. That was great to see.”

Butler held a 14-5 blocking advantage over Georgetown. Ferguson’s six blocks tied for the team lead. She said she took the initiative to lead the Bulldogs.

“I just made sure that I was vocal,” she said. “I was doing my job and working hard so that the team would follow my lead.”

Sophomore libero Taylor Takeda added a team-high 21 digs. Takeda said the Bulldogs came together as a team to earn the hard-fought victory.

“We came together today,” she said. “When we made mistakes, we did not dwell on them. We just moved on.”

The Bulldogs will face the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday. First serve in Philadelphia is scheduled for 2 p.m.