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Georgia Tech hosts No. 24 Duke, Wake Forest

Oct. 17, 2013

Georgia Tech Volleyball vs. No. 24 Duke, Wake Forest
 Where  Atlanta, Ga. | O’Keefe Gym
 When  vs. No. 24 Duke | Friday, Oct. 18 | 8:30 p.m.
 When  vs. Wake Forest | Sunday, Oct. 20 | 1 p.m.
 Friday TV  Friday-Regional Sports Networks | Watch on ESPN3.com
 Radio  WREK 91.1 FM
 All-Access  Sunday
 GameTracker  Friday | Sunday
 Game Notes  Georgia Tech weekend notes

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team welcomes No. 24 Duke and Wake Forest to O’Keefe Gymnasium this weekend. The Jackets take on the Blue Devils in an ACC regionally-televised match Friday beginning at 8:30 p.m., followed by a Sunday match against the Demon Deacons at 1 p.m.

Live Coverage
Friday’s match can be seen live on the ACC Regional Sports Networks and online via ESPN3.com. Fans can follow all the weekend action on GameTracker and hear it live on WREK 91.1 FM. Sunday’s match will be broadcast on All-Access on www.RamblinWreck.com.

Promotions
Friday is ‘Thrift Shop Throwback Night’ so wear your favorite vintage finds! Sunday is ‘Donuts with Dad’ where all dads and daughters get a free donut.

Georgia Tech (7-11, 1-5 ACC)
Georgia Tech is looking to snap a three-game losing streak and is coming off a closely-contested loss to Notre Dame. The Jackets’ last win came against No. 18 Florida State in four sets at O’Keefe Gym, marking the Seminoles only loss in conference play this season.

Senior Jennifer Percy (201 kills) is the main set-getter with Quinn Evans (122) and Chanell Clark-Bibbs (116) close behind. Evans also leads the team with 68 blocks and 1.11 blocks per set and her .317 hitting percentage is eighth in the ACC. In the back row, freshmen London Ackerman (196 digs) Teegan Van Gunst (116) and Annika Van Gunst (121) have been the anchors.

No. 24 Duke (14-3, 5-1)
After starting the season 4-2, the Blue Devils reeled off 10 straight victories, Duke’s longest winning streak since the 2006 campaign. Last weekend, Duke defeated previously unbeaten and 10th-ranked North Carolina, 3-0, in the Tar Heels’ Carmichael Arena, before falling at NC State, 3-1.

The Blue Devils rank fourth nationally in both kills per set (15.11) and assists per set (13.96). Junior setter Maggie Deichmeister averages 11.25 assists per game to lead the ACC, while sophomore outside hitter Emily Sklar is second in league standings, averaging 3.96 kills per frame.

Wake Forest (12-6, 1-5)
The Demon Deacons started the season 11-1, but have hit a rough patch as ACC play began, winning one of their last six games, a 3-2 victory at Notre Dame.

Kylie Hargreaves is Wake Forest’s go-to hitter with 193 kills and 3.06 kills per set. Kristin Grissom and Matalee Reed balance the Demon Deacon offense with 187 and 138 kills, respectively. Reed is fifth in the ACC with 0.37 service aces a set and Krisson is ninth in the league with 1.14 blocks per set.

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