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Georgia Tech Volleyball Cruises Past Wake Forest; Wins 19th Straight

Nov. 7, 2004

Final Stats

In the final home Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball match of her career, Jayme Gergen made the most of it, recording 12 kills, hitting .429 and notching seven total blocks to lead the Georgia Tech volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-15, 30-22, 30-19) win over Wake Forest. With the win, the Yellow Jackets grab their 19th consecutive victory and improve to 21-5, 14-0 ACC while the Demon Deacons fall to 11-14, 3-11 ACC.

The win also marked the final home ACC match for five seniors, including Gergen, Lauren Sauer, Lynnette Moster, Laura Kuhn and Marisa Aston. In their four year career, the seniors compiled a 30-2 ACC record, including a perfect 16-0 record the past two years.

“I could not be prouder of these five seniors,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Each one of them has had a special role in the success that I’ve had as the head coach the last three years. It’s not often you have a class of players that are all starters and who will each leave their names in the career record books. The win today was a great way for them to end their careers here in front of our fans, but we are also looking forward ending their careers on a high note here at Georgia Tech.”

Once again, the offense was the reason for the Jackets’ success. As a team, Tech hit .364 as Sauer notched a match-high 17 kills and hit .317, Kuhn had seven kills and hit .636, Ulrike Stegemann recorded five kills and hit .714, Moster had eight kills and hit .208 and Nikki Kaminskas notched four kills and hit .250. Lindsey Laband ran the offense, recording 39 assists in the three-game match.

Defensively, Tech notched 55 digs as Aston lead the way with a team-high 13 digs, followed by Abby Showers who had 11 and Laband who recorded 10, followed by Moster who had nine.

At the net, the Jackets were equally as dominating, recording 14 total team blocks, just one short of their season high. In addition to Gergen, Sauer notched five blocks, followed by Kuhn who had a season-high four block assists and Kaminskas who recorded four block assists. Laband notched three block assists in the match, followed by Stegemann who had two.

From the service line, Moster, Gergen, Randall, Aston and Jacqui Beebe each recorded service aces for the Jackets. For Beebe, the service ace marked the first in her career as a Yellow Jacket.

The Demon Deacons were led by Christy Williams who had eight kills and hit .462 and had three block assists.

Georgia Tech will return to action next weekend when they travel to take on Maryland (12-12, 7-7 ACC) in College Park, Md., at 7 p.m. followed by a 12 p.m. match against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. The Yellow Jackets will seek to become the first team since 1997 to finish the ACC regular season with a perfect 16-0 record.

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