Nov. 26, 2005
Freshman Callie Miller recorded 17 kills and six blocks while hitting .538 and Talisa Kellogg added 17 kills and seven blocks to lead the Georgia Tech volleyball team to a 3-1 (30-24, 25-30, 30-27, 30-28) win over Virginia Saturday night. With the win, the Yellow Jackets ended the 2005 season with a 16-15 record, 12-10 ACC while the Cavaliers drop to 20-11, 15-7 ACC.
Tech’s offense was the difference in the match as the Yellow Jackets hit .321 as a team. In addition to Miller and Kellogg, Lindsey Gray ended the night with 14 kills and hit .200 while Ulrike Stegemann added 13 kills and hit .435.
At the net, Tech recorded 11.5 blocks as Nikki Kaminskas and Gray each had three blocks.
The Cavaliers were led by Katie Oakes who had 15 kills and hit .480 and added four blocks.
The match brought to the end the careers of three seniors in Jennifer Randall, Lindsey Laband and Katie Mohs. In their final match, Randall notched 11 digs and two service aces, placing her sixth on the Tech career dig list with 1,392 and 11th on the career service list with 119. In addition, Laband finished the match with seven digs and 52 assists, placing her fourth on the Tech career assist list with 3,130 while Katie Mohs ended the night with four digs,
The Jackets got off to a good start in game one, leading by as many as seven at 20-13 with strong blocking and good offensive execution. The Cavaliers fought back into the game and closed the score at 24-23, but after a hitting error by Beth Shelton made the score 25-23, the Jackets then scored on one of five kills from Callie Miller in the game, a block by Miller and Laband, a kill off an overpass by Lindsey Gray to build a 28-23 lead. Virginia then got the ball back with a kill Lindsay Osco but a service error by Melissa Caldwell made the score 29-24. Tech scored the final point of the game on a kill off the block out of bounds by Kellogg, 30-24.
In game two, the Jackets held a 10-7 lead after a block by Gray and Miller, but Virginia came back and tied the score at 13-13 after a hitting error by Kaminskas. Virginia then built a 16-13 lead following a kill from Shannon Davis and a reception error by Showers and another Kaminskas hitting error. The Jackets then tied the score at 20-20 with kills from Miller, Gray and Kellogg but Virginia then took a 22-20 lead after kills from Osco and Oakes. Tech would make the score 21-22 after a service error from Osco, but it would be as close as the Jackets would get the rest of the game as the Cavaliers went on a 9-3 run to finish out the game, scoring the final point after a service error from Kellogg.
Tech trailed early in game three by as many as five at 10-15 but unlike other games this season in game three, fought back into the match and tied the score at 16-16 on a service ace from Stegemann and then scored one of six kills in the game from Gray, a hitting error from Osco and another service ace by Stegemann to take a 19-16 lead. The Cavaliers got as close as two after kills from Osco and Kirkwood made the score 22-20, but it would be as close as Virginia would get the rest of the game. After a reception error by Mohs made it 27-25, Stegemann posted one of her three kills in the game and then Miller followed it up with a kill giving Tech a 29-25 lead. Virginia responded with kills from Osco and Shelton, but Gray rolled a ball over the Cavalier block for the last point of the game, 30-27. In the game, the Jackets hit .455 with Gray and Kellogg each posting six kills a piece.
Game four was close at the start with the match tied at 12-12 following a hitting error by Davis. The Jackets then scored the next four points behind the serving of Randall to build a 16-12 lead. The Cavaliers climbed back into the game and managed to tie the score at 25-25 following a reception error by Gray and then took a 26-25 lead after a hitting error into the block by Gray. After a Yellow Jacket timeout, Shelton recorded a service error, tying the score at 26-26. The score was tied at 28-28 following a kill from Sarah Kirkwood, but the Jackets responded with a kill from Gray and a kill from Kellogg to win the game, 30-28.