WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Georgia Tech volleyball (12-8, 1-6 ACC) fell to Wake Forest (7-12, 2-5) 3-1 on Friday night in Winston-Salem.
Georgia Tech 1, Wake Forest 3
The Jackets came out ready to go, jumping to an early lead at 5-1 on a block from junior Kodie Comby and sophomore Dominique Washington. Wake Forest battled back to tie the set at 7-7. The teams traded points and the lead to a tie at 15-15 before back-to-back kills from freshman Mikaila Dowd and an attack error put Tech up 18-15, causing Wake Forest to call timeout. The Demon Deacons took three in a row coming out of the timeout and the Jackets called one of their own with the score knotted at 18-18. Wake Forest kept rolling, using a 10-2 run to close out the set at 25-20 and Tech fell behind 1-0.
Tech bounced back to start the second set, cruising to a 7-2 lead on a kill from Washington, inciting Wake Forest to use a timeout. The Jackets turned it into a 10-0 run before the Demon Deacons responded with the score at 11-2. Tech stayed ahead, reaching set point at 24-11 on an attack error before a service ace from freshman Maddie Tippett took the set at 25-11 to knot the match at 1-1.
The third set was a closer start as the teams tied their way to a score of 9-9 before back-to-back kills from Washington put Tech ahead at 11-9. Wake Forest made a 4-0 run to take the lead at 13-11 and Tech called timeout. The Jackets took four in a row coming out of the timeout and freshman Matti McKissock tallied her third kill of the set to put Tech up 15-13 and Wake Forest called timeout. The Demon Deacons made a 5-0 run to take back the lead but the Jackets kept it within striking distance. Tech tied the set at 19-19 on a kill from Dowd and Wake Forest used its second timeout. The set remained close but Wake Forest snuck back ahead at 23-21, causing Tech to call its second timeout. The Demon Deacons stayed ahead and took the set at 25-23 to lead 2-1.
Wake Forest carried the momentum into the fourth set, jumping out to a lead at 9-4 and Tech called timeout. The Jackets weren’t able to get the set back under control and dropped the fourth set 25-13 to give Wake Forest the 3-1 win.
The Jackets finish out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 14, traveling to Durham, N.C. to take on Duke at 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
- Mariana Brambilla led all players with 15 kills and was one dig shy of a double-double.