Nov. 25, 2004
After a win over Georgia earlier this week, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (24-6) closes out the 2004 regular season against Winthrop (31-2) Friday at 4:30 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.
“We had a good match Tuesday against Georgia and it’s extremely important for us to end our regular season playing well,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Winthrop is a very good team and has won their conference tournament for three straight years now and will be a very good challenge for us as we prepare for the NCAA Tournament. They’ve lost only two matches this season and have defeated some ACC teams along the way and are certainly not a team to take lightly.”
Tech holds a 8-1 edge in the series, but the two teams have not met since the 1999 season. The last time the Eagles defeated Tech was during the 1990 season. The match will be broadcast live on WREK radio (91.1 FM) and will be available in streaming audio over the internet at www.wrek.org and livestats will also be provided at www.ramblinwreck.com.
The Jackets are led this season by a slew of players including Lynnette Moster, this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, Jayme Gergen, who earned first team all-ACC honors and is ranked ninth in the nation in hitting percentage (.403), Lindsey Laband, who leads the nation in assists per game (15.14) and earned second team all-ACC honors, and Lauren Sauer, who earned second team all-ACC honors and is second on the team with 418 kills.
Following the match against Winthrop, the Yellow Jackets will await announcement of the 2004 NCAA Tournament bracket, which will be released Sunday at 6:45 p.m. on ESPNews.