Oct. 28, 2001
Tallahasee, Fla. – Despite 19 kills from Maja Pachale and having a two games to none lead, the Georgia Tech volleyball team dropped a five-game match to Florida State on Sunday afternoon, 30-25, 30-21, 24-30, 26-30, 12-15. The Yellow Jackets fall to 14-6, 8-4 in the ACC while Florida State improves to 12-9, 8-4 in the league.
Game one was an offensive struggle, as neither team posted solid hitting percentages. The Yellow Jackets managed to hit .125 as a team, compared to the Seminoles’ -.025. Pachale did manage to record 5 kills, followed by Kyleen Bell who had four. Tech did an outstanding job of blocking, as Pachale tallied three blocks, and Bell and Alexandra Preiss each had two. Defensively, Amanda Hess notched seven digs while Keight Vincent had six.
In game two, Pachale continued to be effective, posting six kills and two block assists. Preiss and Bell each tallied four kills, and the blocking was once again strong, as Preiss notched four block assists and Hess had two. As a team, the Jackets hit .400, while holding the Seminoles to a .000 hitting percentage.
Game three was a different story, as the Seminoles jumped out to a 3-0 lead on errors by Georgia Tech. The Jackets’ passing struggled, as well as its serving, recording four service errors and four reception errors in the game. As a team, Tech hit just .128, while FSU recorded a .150 hitting percentage.
Game four was close throughout, with neither team holding more than a three point lead. With the score 14-16, Tech’s passing began to struggle, leading to two straight Seminole points, to make the score 15-20. The Jackets closed the game to within two, 22-23, but an error from Moster and another poor pass gave the Seminoles the ball back and the lead, 22-25. The Jackets could not mount a final charge, and dropped the game, 26-30.
In game five, neither team held more than a one point lead, until with the score 12-11, the Seminoles sided out to tie the score at 12-12, and then scored on kills from Erica Bunch, Kristen Frye and an overpass from Marisa Aston. For the Yellow Jackets, Preiss finished the match with 17 kills and seven block assists, while Bell had 14 kills and six block assists. Hess led Tech with 20 digs while Bell tallied 12. The Seminoles were led in the match by Norisha Campbell, who had 22 kills, followed by Alex Sevillano and Erica Bunch who each had 12. Georgia Tech will return to action on Friday when they play host to North Carolina (18-5, 10-2) at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.