Volleyball Squares Off Against Georgia Tuesday

Oct. 15, 2012

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team squares off with the Georgia Bulldogs in the season’s first midweek match on Tuesday. The contest is set for 7 p.m. and will be held in the Stegeman Coliseum – the site of Georgia basketball. It marks the first time since the 1996 Olympics that volleyball has been played in the Coliseum.

Live Coverage
There are a variety of ways to follow the match on Tuesday:
Gametracker
All-Access*
WREK 91.1 FM
Veteran Kurt Hoyt and former GT volleyball player Brittany Roderick on the call
Live Blog 
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Noteworthy
Senior Monique Mead reached the 2,000 career point milestone against Wake Forest when she recorded 20 points. Mead now has 2026 points on the season and is the first player to accomplish the feat in the last 10 years.

Inside The Series
– UGA leads the all-time series 21-13
– Tech has won the last six meetings in a row and 12 of the last 13 matches
– Five of those 12 wins were sweeps
– Five went to four sets and two were won in five games

Yellow Jackets     Category          BULLDOGS
14-5…………….Team Record……………11-7
13.2………………Kills per Set……………13.3
12.1…………….Assists per Set………….12.3
12.4………………Digs per Set……………14.6
1.9………………..Aces per Set…………….1.1
2.3………………Blocks per Set…………….2.5
.275…………..Hitting Percentage…………222
.162………Opp. Hitting Percentage………192

GTVB (14-5, 6-3 ACC)
Tech split a pair of matches last weekend, earning its first road win in a sweep of Wake Forest, before falling to Duke in five sets. The Yellow Jackets tallied a season-high five solo blocks against Wake Forest and freshman Chanell Clark-Bibbs led the team with two solo stuffs.

Georgia Tech is 7-3 in its last 10 matches, including six sweeps, and the team is fifth in the ACC standings. As a team, the Yellow Jackets are first in the ACC in service aces (130, 1.91/set), second in hitting percentage (.275) and third in opponent hitting percentage (.161).

Yellow Jacket Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Monique Mead, 3.75
Assists per set – Kaleigh Colson, 10.19
Aces per set – Monique Mead, 0.50
Digs per set – Nicki Meyer, 3.35
Blocks per set –Annie Czarnecki, 1.18

Georgia (11-7, 5-4 SEC)
Georgia took care of two conference foes this past weekend, sweeping Auburn and defeating Ole Miss, 3-2. The Bulldogs are 5-5 in their last 10 matches and sit in fifth in the Eastern Division of the SEC.

The Bulldog attack is led by three players averaging at least 2.00 kills a set – Brittany Northcutt (2.90), Briana Bahr (2.67) and Tirah Le’au (2.83). In the back row, Allison Summers leads the team with 4.52 digs per set and is third in the SEC.

Bulldog Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Brittany Northcutt, 2.90
Assists per set – Kaylee Kehoe, 6.30
Aces per set – Kaylee Kehoe, 0.21
Digs per set – Allison Summers, 4.52
Blocks per set –Elena Perri, 1.15

Up Next
Georgia Tech takes part in the ACC Sportsmanship Week with a pair of home matches against the top two teams in the league this weekend.

Friday – vs. Florida State, 8:30 p.m.
TV – FS South, Sun Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, NESN, FS Arizona Plus, FS Prime Ticket
Promotion – Dig Pink: GTVB will don pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness. There will also be giveaways and more!

Sunday – vs. Miami, 1 p.m.
TV – FS South, FS Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, NESN, FS Arizona Plus, FS San Diego, FS Prime Ticket
Promotion – Camper Day: All GTVB campers receive free admission if they wear their camper T-shirt. Fans can get autographs after the game.

 

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