Tech and Clemson Volleyball Clash Tuesday in Atlanta

Nov. 13, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech and Clemson volleyball teams will meet for the last time this season at O’Keefe Gymnasium Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets are looking to pack the gym against the Tigers, and are pulling out all the stops, beginning with a Marble Slab Block Party from 6-7 p.m. in front of the gym. Fans can pick up free ice cream (while supplies last) and there will be music and other fan-friendly events going on.

Fans attending Monday night’s men’s basketball game may bring their ticket stub to the gate Tuesday to obtain free entry to the volleyball match, and any person with a ticket stub from the men’s hoops game against Elon this past Friday may do the same.

“This is a big match for us as it starts our final five-match home stand,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bond Shymansky. “Our team is playing well, but we are going to need to play our A-game to compete with Clemson. Balanced play, combined with high mental focus, will be the key for us.”

The Jackets (17-10, 9-8 ACC) are riding a six-match winning streak and have won nine of their last 11 matches since beginning conference play 0-6. Their last loss came at the hands of Virginia in a five-game match on Oct. 21. Since that match, the Jackets have battled for three five-game victories, two of which came on the road and the other, vs. 25th-ranked Duke.

Clemson (17-8, 12-5 ACC) stands third in the conference standings, having won three of their last four matches. The Tigers hold the lead in the series, 25-18, but the Yellow Jackets have posted a 7-2 record against Clemson under Shymansky and are 10-8 against them at home.

For fans that cannot attend the match, live video will be available on ACC Select (gatech.playonsports.tv) while livestats are available at www.ramblinwreck.com.

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