Nov. 4, 2005
Senior outside hitter Karla Johnson posted 20 kills and hit .531 to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a 3-0 (30-26, 31-29, 30-28) win over host Georgia Tech Friday night. With the defeat, the Yellow Jackets fall to 13-10, 9-5 ACC while the Hurricanes improve to 12-10, 7-7 ACC.
The Yellow Jackets were led by three players who finished the match with double figure kills in Laura DeMichelis (13), Talisa Kellogg (12) and Ulrike Stegemann (10). Callie Miller was the team’s most efficient hitter, ending the match with a .278 hitting percentage and seven kills. Lindsey Laband ended the night with 38 assists while Jennifer Randall had a match-high 12 digs.
In game one, the Jackets led the entire stretch of the way, until Miami tied the score at 24-24 and then went on to win, 30-26.
Tech mounted a comeback in game two, tying the score at 28-28 and serving for the game twice before Francheska Savage recorded two straight service aces to give Miami the win, 31-29.
The Jackets fell behind in game three early and were never able to gain control. Down by as many as eight in the last game, Tech narrowed the gap at 28-29, but a kill by Johnson proved to be the final point of the match.
Georgia Tech will return to action Saturday taking on Florida State at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.