Sept. 7, 2001
Tech Volleyball Falls to #12 Colorado State in Georgia Tech Classic
In its first match of the Georgia Tech Classic, the Georgia Tech (2-2) volleyball team fell to #12 Colorado State (4-0) in four games Friday night, 30-23, 28-30, 14-20, 29-31. Maja Pachale had a team-high 21 kills, while Kyleen Bell tallied 15 kills. Defensively, Kele Eveland led Tech with 13 digs, and also dished out 37 assists.
Tech jumped out to a 20-15 commanding lead in game one behind the hitting of Pachale, who tallied nine kills, and Bell, who hit an impressive .414 in the game. Solid defense from Hess allowed the Jackets to continue to maintain their lead and eventually take game one, 23-20.
In game two, the Rams regrouped to take a 19-12 lead on five Colorado State kills and hitting errors from the Jackets. But, Tech fought back with a kill from Hess, a kill from Bell and an ace from Lynnette Moster to make the score 17-20. Tech then tied the score at 28-28 on a solo block from Pachale, but the Rams would sideout and then score on a Pachale hitting to capture game two, 30-28.
Tech fell behind early in game three, 4-7, and could not stop the Rams offense, which hit .536 as a team in the game. With the score 9-19, the Rams went on a 11-5 run to close out and win the game, 30-14.
The Jackets came out fighting in game four, and led early by a 4-2 score. Colorado State came back, though, taking a 15-11 lead on two Georgia Tech blocking errors and two Rams’ kills. The Jackets managed to take a 25-24 lead on kills from Bell and Pachale, only to see Colorado State fight back with two kills of its own, taking a 28-26 lead. Pachale recorded two more kills to make the score 29-29, but the Rams sided out and then scored the match’s final point.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they face Georgetown (2-2) at 1 p.m. in their second match of the Georgia Tech Classic.