WASHINGTON, D.C. – Furman prevailed in the battle of the Dorismond sisters, as the Paladins came from behind for a 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 29-31, 25-20, 15-13) win over the Hoyas to in the final match of the Georgetown Classic Saturday night in Washington, D.C. Furman freshman Christina Dorismond faced her sister, Hoya senior Vanessa Dorismond in the matchup. With the win, the Paladins extend their winning streak to four matches.
Junior Kelly Kirby hit .425 with 20 kills to lead the Paladins, while sophomore Caroline Adams added 12 kills for Furman. Junior Alexis Shaffer hit .391 with 11 kills, and sophomore Natalie Braun tallied 10 kills and a team-high 18 digs. Rookie Sarah McCarthy led Furman with 51 assists, while fellow rookie Elle Ross added 13 digs for the Paladins.
Kirby was named tournament MVP, while Shaffer and Adams joined Kirby on the all-tournament team.
Furman (6-6) will return home to open the Southern Conference season against Georgia Southern on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.