Nov. 10, 2001
Lauren Sauer recorded a career high 18 kills while hitting .615 as the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Maryland in four games, 26-30, 30-19, 30-21, 30-21. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 18-6 and 12-4 in the conference while Maryland falls to 11-13, 7-9 in the league.
Despite dropping the first game to the Terrapins, the Yellow Jackets came back and played steady sideout offense. Tech hit a .390 to Maryland’s .232 and outblocked the Terps 12 to 4. Maja Pachale notched 13 kills while Alexandra Preiss had 12 kills, three service aces and five blocks, followed by Kyleen Bell who had 11 kills, seven digs and five blocks.
“We wanted to win and gain some momentum on this road trip, and we were able to do just that with two good road wins,” said Collier. “I am proud of our team for playing well in our final weekend of regular season play. We had a number of players step up and play very well, and this is certainly the right time of the season for it.”
The Terrapins were led by Carey Brennan who had 17 kills followed by Maria DiLivio who had 15 kills and 11 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action when they travel to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Tallahassee, Fla. Tech is seeded as the third seed and will face the sixth seeded Maryland on Friday night at 7:30 p.m in Tully Gym.