Tech Falls to No. 10 Pittsburgh

Box Score

 THE FLATS – Georgia Tech volleyball (15-11, 4-9 ACC) fell to No. 10 Pittsburgh (24-1, 12-1 ACC) in three on Friday night in O’Keefe Gymnasium.

Georgia Tech 0, Pittsburgh 3
Tech grabbed the first lead of the match but the Panthers tied the set at 7-7 before taking a one-point edge. Senior Lauren Frerking tallied a kill to tie the set at 8-8 but a 7-1 run by Pitt forced the Jackets to call timeout, trailing 14-9. The Jackets weren’t able to get back into the set and the Panthers pocketed the first set at 25-12 for the 1-0 lead.

Tech fell behind early in the second set, calling its first timeout with the score at 13-6. The Panthers pushed their lead to eight at 16-8 but the Jackets brought it back within five at 16-11 on a block from sophomore Dominque Washington and junior Kodie Comby. Pitt pushed back out to lead 20-12 and Tech called its second timeout. The Jackets battled back to bring the score within four at 22-18 and the Panthers called their first timeout of the match. Pittsburgh only gave up one more point and Tech dropped the second set 25-19 to give Pitt the 2-0 advantage.

The third set got off to a close start, tying their way to a score of 6-6. Tech took an edge at 7-6 on a kill from freshman Mariana Brambilla but the Panthers went on a 9-0 run to take a commanding lead at 15-7 and Tech called timeout. Frerking combined with freshman Matti McKissock on a block to end Pitt’s run. The Panthers moved the score to 17-8 but the Jackets took four in a row, sparked by back-to-back kills from Frerking to come back within five at 17-12. Tech kept battling but were unable to overcome the deficit the Pittsburgh took the third set at 25-19 for the 3-0 win.

Up next:
The Jackets finish out the weekend on Sunday, Nov. 4, facing off against Virginia at 12 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium. The match will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

Tech tidbits:

  • Kodie Comby led the Jackets with eight kills.

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