Oct. 25, 2011
ATLANTA – After a 1-1 weekend, the Georgia Tech volleyball team will head out for their lone mid-week game of the year when they travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn. to meet up with Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET.
Tech went 1-1 against Virginia Tech and Virginia on the weekend dropping a tough 5-set match with the Hokies Friday before rebounding against the Cavaliers on Saturday night in a 3-1 victory.
Monique Mead had a good weekend recording her seventh double-double of the season also reaching the 20-kill plateau for the ninth time this season with a 24 kill, 15 dig effort against Virginia Tech. She netted another 19 kills in the victory over Virginia.
The series record between Tech and MTSU is tied at two-all with Tech earning the first two victories in the series on neutral sites and MTSU taking the last two wins, first at the Blue Raider Bash in 2009 (3-1) and last year at O’Keefe (3-1).
Junior Monique Mead continues to lead the ACC in kills per set and is third in the nation at 4.97. She also leads the ACC in points per set and ranks second in the country with 5.66. The Newnan, Ga., native has seven double-doubles this season, nine matches with at least 20 kills and has recorded double figure kills in each match this season. Mead is also averaging 2.58 digs per set and 0.87 blocks.
The Jackets have a dual threat at the setter position as Freshman Ali Santi is second in the ACC dishing out 10.89 assists per set. Her 60 assists against NC State was good enough for second most in a game in the ACC this season. She has five double-doubles this season.
However, as of late, Kaleigh Colson has been dishing out the majority of the sets for the Jackets combining for 81 against Florida State and Miami to bring her season total to 386. Colson also has a knack for finding the open spots on the court and has recorded 61 kills this year (14 last weekend) and 23 service aces which ranks second on the team. Colson’s aces have helped Tech to a league best 1.38 aces per set (1.56/set in ACC play). Colson is a major threat when she is on the court as she recorded her first career triple-double at Miami (34 assists, 12 kills, 11 digs) also earning four service aces in the match.
The MTSU game will be streamed live here and as usual, live stats will be available for the game.