Volleyball Falls To Coastal Carolina; Sweeps Jacksonville State

Sept. 21, 2013

Box Score

Georgia Tech Volleyball at the Tennessee Invitational
 Where  Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena
 Match 10  Georgia Tech 3, Tennessee 0 – Box Score
 Match 11  Coastal Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 1 –Box Score
 Match 12  Georgia Tech 3, Jacksonville State 0 –Box Score

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia Tech volleyball team (6-6) split a pair of matches Saturday, falling to Coastal Carolina (7-5), before sweeping Jacksonville State (7-8) on the final day of the Tennessee Invitational.

Seniors Jennifer Percy and Quinn Evans led Georgia Tech with nine kills apiece in the 3-1 (18-25, 22-25, 25-22, 17-25) loss to the Chants. Percy led all players with 15 kills and Kaleigh Colson recorded her fourth double-double (36 assists; 19 digs) this season in the win (25-23, 25-21, 25-23) against Jacksonville State.

Coastal Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 1
Evans led Georgia Tech with nine kills on 19 attempts and just two errors for a .368 hitting percentage in the first match. Freshman London Ackermann tallied 16 digs to lead the back row, while Annika Van Gunst and Teegan Van Gunst added 13 and 10 digs, respectively.

Georgia Tech and Coastal Carolina battled for the lead in the opening set. Tech had a one-point advantage, 13-12, when the Chanticleers put together a six-point rally to take an 18-13 lead. The Chants rode that momentum the rest of the way and captured game one, 25-18.

Coastal Carolina jumped out to a 6-1 lead in game two. The Jackets wouldn’t be stifled and eventually knotted the score 16-16 on a three-point run sparked by a kill from Percy. The Chants countered with a three-point run of their own and won the set 25-22.

The Jackets refused to be swept and won the third game, 25-22, which included 18 tied scores and seven lead changes. Neither team led by more than two points throughout the game. With the score even 22-22, Georgia Tech laced together three-straight points for the win courtesy of a Teegan Van Gunst kill, a Coastal Carolina attacking error and an Annika Van Gunst serving ace.

Coastal Carolina took control in the fourth set from the very beginning and never let up, winning 25-17.  

Georgia Tech 3, Jacksonville State 0
Georgia Tech held the Gamecocks to a .189 hitting percentage and three Jackets – Percy (15), Courtney Felinski (12) and Evans (10) – had double-digit kills to propel Tech past Jacksonville State.

The opening set was a back-and-forth battle with 10 ties and five lead changes. Down by one 23-22, the Jackets built their momentum and scored three-straight thanks to kills by Percy and Evans to claim the opening set, 25-23.

Percy and Felinski each tallied seven kills to lead Tech in the second set. The Jackets took the lead for good, 21-20, on a Gamecock serving error. Georgia Tech followed that with a three-point streak and capped off the second-set victory with a kill by Felinski.

Georgia Tech used that momentum to open the third set on a four-point run and managed to widen the gap to 12-4. Led by Evans’ five kills, the Jackets ran away with the set and the match.

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