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Monarchs to Play in DC Showdown This Weekend


DC Showdown
Tournament Info – Friday, Sept. 8 - Saturday, Sept. 9
Location – McDonough Arena and Charles E. Smith Center
Watch – ODU at Georgetown (HoyaVision) | ODU at George Washington (ESPN+)
Live Stats – ODU at Georgetown | ODU at George Washington | ODU vs. North Alabama

Full Schedule 
Friday, Sept. 8
11 a.m. – Old Dominion at Georgetown
1 p.m. – North Alabama at George Washington
6 p.m. – Old Dominion at George Washington
7 p.m. – North Alabama at Georgetown

Saturday, Sept. 9
12 p.m. – Old Dominion (H) vs. North Alabama (A)
3 p.m. – Georgetown at George Washington

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion volleyball is headed to the nation's capital this weekend for the DC Showdown, co-hosted by Georgetown and George Washington.

The Monarchs open the tournament with an 11 a.m. match against the Hoyas on Friday, followed by a 6 p.m. meeting with the Revolutionaries that evening. ODU then concludes the trip with a noon tilt against North Alabama on Saturday, which will be played at GWU's Charles E. Smith Center.

Live stats will be available for all three matches, and both of ODU's matches on Friday will be streamed. This weekend marks ODU's first meeting with all three teams.

Fan Information
McDonough Arena
Georgetown does not charge admission for volleyball. Parking is available in the Southwest Garage, located at 3611 Canal Road NW, and costs $5 per hour Monday-Saturday.

Smith Center
For matches played at the Charles E. Smith Center, general admission tickets go for $8 while tickets for children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over are $5 each.

Fans can find multiple parking garages located on the GWU campus.

- SEAS Garage (between 22nd and 23rd on H Street) – Open 24 hours
- Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW, between 21st and 22nd Street on H) – Mon-Fri
- Elliott School (1957 E Street NW, between F and G Street on 22nd).

About ODU
The Monarchs (4-3) came up just shy at Virginia on Tuesday, falling 3-2 to the Cavaliers. After ODU won the first and third sets, UVA kept the match going by taking the fourth set, 25-16. In the decisive set, ODU served match point three times at 14-13, 15-14 and again at 16-15, but the team was unable to put away the Wahoos. The hosts earned the next three points to win the match with an 18-16 decision.

Myah Conway and Bryanna Jones are ODU's top two hitters with 88 and 85 kills, respectively. Alice Munari and Teresa Atilano have combined to serve 23 aces, and Atilano owns 247 assists, good for 20th in the nation. Libero Kate Kilpatrick leads the team with 79 digs, followed by Atilano (57) and Jones (43). At the net, Bailey Burgess has recorded a team-best 27 blocks. LeeAnne Lowery is next with 20, Conway has 19, and Atilano 14.

Through matches played on Sept. 5, the Monarchs rank second in the Sun Belt and 26th nationally in both team service aces (48) and team total blocks (60). ODU is also third in the conference in team assists (304) and fourth in team kills (325).

About Georgetown
The Hoyas (5-1) went 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 2012. Last weekend at the VCU Invitational, Georgetown opened with a 3-1 win over Radford on Friday, lost 3-1 to Iona on Saturday, and defeated the host Rams in straight sets on Sunday. Kamryn Lee-Caracci was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Monday after leading the team with 14 blocks with 27 kills and a .468 hitting percentage for the Invitational.

Mary Grace Goyena has scored a team-high 75 kills, Peyton Wilhite is next with 63, and Lee-Caracci is third on the team with 52. Lee-Caracci also leads the BIG EAST with a .417 clip. Setter Emily Wen owns 219 assists and Grace Albaugh is the Hoyas best server with 11 aces.  Karis Park and Wilhite anchor the back row with 85 and 74 digs, respectively. At the net, Wilhite has recorded 31 blocks and Lee-Caracci follows her with 26.

Georgetown was picked to finish 11th in the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll and the Hoyas are led by first year head coach AJ Bonetti, who took over the program in February.

About George Washington
The Revolutionaries (0-5) are looking for their first win of the season and after making the trip to Statesboro, Georgia last weekend for Georgia Southern's Eagle Invitational. GWU fell 3-0 to the tournament hosts and 3-0 to Stetson on Friday, then dropped a Saturday match against the College of Charleston in straight sets.

GW's attack is split pretty evenly between three players: Liv Womble enters this weekend with 33 kills, Salem Yohannes is right behind her with 32 kills, and Brittany Myers has 31 kills. Setters Dilara Elmacioglu and Maeve Loughran have combined for 150 assists while Amina Robinson, Penelope Hiepler and Kelsey Watkins have served 12 aces between the three of them. Hiepler owns the team high in digs with 48, followed by Robinson at 43 and Yohannes at 38. Watkins is the go-to option at the net with 15 blocks.  

George Washington was projected to finish fourth in the Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll as head coach Katie Reifert enters her second year.

About North Alabama
The Lions (3-3) had a pair of 3-1 setbacks last weekend at the Samford Invitational, falling to Evansville and the host Bulldogs, but got back in the win column with a 3-1 win at Alabama State on Tuesday.

UNA has a couple of options for their attack. Anna Katherine Griggs has scored a team-high 62 kills, but Avery Markham and Brenna Tietz are right behind her with 60 and 59 kills, respectively. Kennedey Johnson is up to 147 assists and Elif Ozsoy has 113 assists with a team-high eight service aces. Markham is the Lions' leader in digs with 73, followed by Katie Gerig with 63, and Griggs has recorded 24 blocks.

North Alabama was picked to finish 10th in the Atlantic Sun Preseason Coaches' Poll. Head coach Tristan Johnson is in his second year with the Lions.

Up Next
ODU has its final tournament of the regular season next weekend as the Monarchs travel to Morgantown, West Virginia for the Mountaineer Invitational.