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Thomas More wins five-set thriller at Georgetown (Ky.) in Mid-South Conference showdown

NKyTribune staff

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Emily Mohs and Jenna Mummert combined for 43 kills Tuesday night as Thomas More defeated Georgetown (Ky.), 17-25, 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 15-12, at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.

Mohs slammed down 23 kills and Mummert terminated 20 balls as Thomas More improved to 12-5 overall, 7-2 in the Mid-South Conference. The Saints hit .290 in the decisive fifth set and snapped Georgetown’s winning streak at six.

Thomas More moved into sole possession of second place in the Mid-South Conference, a half game behind Lindsey Wilson (16-4 overall, 8-2 Mid-South). Georgetown — which defeated Lindsey Wilson a week ago — is tied with Life (Ga.) for third place in the Mid-South Conference standings.

Emily Mohs slammed down 23 kills and hit .315 as Thomas More outlasted Georgetown (Ky.) in five sets on Tuesday night in a key Mid-South Conference match. (Photo by Jeff McCurry)

Mummert attacked at a .324 clip, while Mohs hit .315. Madison Krumpelman added 15 kills, 25 digs and three service aces. Jess Ginn led the Thomas More defense with 27 digs, while setter Lizzie Schoenfeld dished out 29 assists and scooped up 13 digs.

McKala Bozman collected 11 kills and hit .333 for Georgetown, which is 13-10 overall, 6-3 in the Mid-South Conference. The Tigers attacked at a .213 clip for the match, compared to .144 for Thomas More, but the Saints served up 12 aces. Former Scott High School standout Jessica Tapp finished with 10 kills and four blocks for Georgetown.

Mummert and Alli Borders each served up three aces for Thomas More. Borders added 26 assists and nine digs as Thomas More completed a season sweep of Georgetown. The Saints also defeated the Tigers on Sept. 3 at Crestview Hills.

Thomas More will play four matches this weekend in the Indiana Tech Tournament in Fort Wayne, beginning Friday with a 2 p.m. contest against the host Warriors. The Saints will also meet Spring Arbor at 4 p.m. Friday.

GRIDIRON CLASH SATURDAY: The Thomas More football team plays at Campbellsville at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division clash. The Saints are 2-3 overall, 0-1 in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division.

Campbellsville enters Saturday with a 1-4 overall record, including a 0-2 mark in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division. The Tigers dropped a 23-14 decision to Georgetown (Ky.) last Saturday. This will mark the first time Thomas More and Campbellsville have met on the football field since Oct. 3, 1998, when the visiting Tigers posted a 16-10 win over the Saints.

Campbellsville owns a 2-0 lead in the all-time series with Thomas More.

Thomas More, which was idle last weekend, is coming off a 35-19 win at Cincinnati Christian on Sept. 28. Senior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue set a Saints single-game record by hauling in 12 receptions during that victory.

Hogue finished with 124 yards receiving and a touchdown. His 12 receptions eclipsed the previous Thomas More single-game record of 10, which had been accomplished five times (most recently by Goose Cohorn in 2015).

Thomas More finished with 482 yards of total offense against Cincinnati Christian. Monalo Caldwell gained 131 yards on 24 carries with a score, while Justin Durham rushed for 97 yards on eight carries and a game-clinching touchdown with 2:54 remaining.

Caldwell leads Thomas More with 366 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

Thomas More quarterback Justin Post threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns in the win at Cincinnati Christian. Post is 100-for-167 in passing this season for 1,266 yards and nine touchdowns.

(Information compiled from Thomas More, Georgetown and staff reports)

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