Volleyball Heads To Virginia This Weekend

Sept. 29, 2010

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Volleyball team (7-7, 0-3 ACC) looks to get back on the winning track this weekend with a trip to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Yellow Jackets will face UVA (6-7, 0-3) Friday night at 7 p.m. and then Virginia Tech (10-3, 1-2) Saturday at 6 p.m.

Tech is 0-3 in ACC play for the first time since beginning 0-6 in 2006, but the Yellow Jackets rebounded to finish 12-10. Georgia Tech is 29-17 all-time against Virginia, including a pair of wins last season. Tech has won five in a row against the Cavaliers and, including three straight in Charlottesville.

Against the Hokies, Georgia Tech 8-5. Each team won on its home floor last season.

Mead Seeing 20-20
Monique Mead, the 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year, has showed no signs of a sophomore slump. The Newnan, Ga., native is first in the ACC averaging 4.40 kills per set and has had at least 20 kills in a match five times now. She had a career-high 30 last Friday against Duke becoming the 12th player in school history to record at least 30. It was the first 30-kill performance for a Yellow Jacket since Talisa Kellogg had 35 against Virginia on Oct. 22, 2005. Mead also ranks first in the ACC in points (5.21/set) and has three double-doubles to her credit.

Double-Double Tippins
It took until Oct. 4, 2009 for senior setter Mary Ashley Tippins to record her first career double-double, but since then it has become a regular occurrence. After finishing second on the team with five double-doubles last season, the Atlanta native has six already this season. That includes all three matches KSU Varney’s Invitational earlier this season. In the five-set win at Georgia, Tippins had a career-high 20 digs to go along with 60 assists. Tippins currently ranks sixth in the ACC averaging 10.25 assists per set.

Can You Dig It?
In the Aug. 28 match against Alabama A&M, senior libero Jordan McCullers recorded her 1,000th career dig and was presented with a ball last weekend against Duke. McCullers, who now has 1,186 in her career, ranks eighth in the ACC with 4.10 a set.

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