Sept. 28, 2001
Georgia Tech Volleyball Pounds Clemson in Three Games
In front of 1,628 fans, Maja Pachale tallied 12 kills and four service aces to lead the Yellow Jacket volleyball team to an easy 3-0 victory over the Clemson Tigers Friday night, 30-15, 30-26, 30-16. With the win, Georgia Tech improves to 7-4, 3-1 ACC while the Tigers fall to 4-7, 0-4ACC.
Kele Eveland paced the Tech offense, recording 27 assists and tallying seven kills on 12 attempts. Kyleen Bell notched nine kills in the match, followed by Alexandra Preiss who added six kills and two block assists. The Jackets hit .210 as a team while holding the Tigers to a .063 hitting percentage. Defensively, Eveland led Tech with 16 digs, followed by Amanda Hess who recorded 10. Every player on the Yellow Jacket roster saw action in the match, including Jayme Gergen who notched three kills on five attempts. In addition, the Jackets recorded a season-high nine service aces in the match.
“I was really pleased with the way our team played tonight,” said head coach Shelton Collier. “I thought that our serving and passing was the to the match and both were executed excellently. We have had a number of players who have been working hard in practice to get playing time, and I was glad that they were able to get in the match and make contributions. This was a good win for us tonight.”
Ryane Beasley led the Tigers with eight kills and a .240 hitting percentage, while senior Jodi Steffes tallied nine digs, three block assists and six kills. Jessi Betcher handed out 17 assists with eight digs, and Breezy Ambort added ten assists. The Tigers finished the night with 11 total blocks (two solo), with sophomore Marija Zoric leading the way with seven block assists and one block solo.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Raleigh, NC, to take on NC State.