Sept. 23, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. – Carrie DeMange had 23 kills and 15 digs to lead Duke (9-2, 2-0 ACC) to a 3-1 victory over Georgia Tech (8-4, 0-2 ACC) Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Callie Miller led the Jackets with 13 kills while hitting .476 and recording four blocks on the night, and Talisa Kellog added 12 kills and three blocks. Junior Ulrike Stegemann recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 kills and 11 digs on the night.
Leading by four points at 18-14 in game one, the Blue Devils went on a 6-0 run with libero Jenny Shull serving to give the home team a 24-14 lead in the frame. Despite winning the next three points to pull within 24-17, the Jackets would fall by a 30-21 margin in the first game of the match after hitting .182 while the Blue Devils hit .372 in the frame.
Tech rebounded in game two behind the sophomore duo of Miller and Kellogg, as the two combined for 10 kills in the frame. Miller hit a game-high .857, leading the team to a .208 percentage, while Duke hit just .137. Trailing 27-29, Duke tied the match at 29-29 before Ali Hausfeld’s attack error and a kill by Kellogg gave Tech the 31-29 victory.
Duke scored 10 of the first 12 points of game three, which gave the Blue Devils a lead they wouldn’t relinquish as they went on to win the game 30-18. The home team hit .316 in the game, receiving eight kills from DeMange while the Jackets struggled to get their offense going, hitting just .060.
The fourth game started much like the third, with Duke earning 12 of the first 14 points. Kellogg led the Jackets with four blocks in the frame, but Tech hit just .091 while Duke hit .368 in the frame.
As a team, the Jackets hit .139 through the four games, while Duke hit .282.
The Yellow Jackets look to rebound next weekend when they host Florida State and Miami Friday and Saturday night. Tech’s tilt vs. Florida State will begin at 7 p.m. Friday night while the Jackets and Hurricanes meet Saturday at 7 p.m. as well. Both matches will be broadcast on the WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at www.wrek.org. Livestats for all Georgia Tech home matches are available at www.ramblinwreck.com.
Friday night’s contest will be broadcast on a tape-delay basis on FSN South, while live video streaming for Saturday’s match can be found at gatech.playonsports.tv.