Oct. 19, 2001
Georgia Tech Volleyball Holds on to Defeat Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC – Behind the play of Alexandra Priess, who was just two digs shy of a triple double, (15 kills, 11 block assists, eight digs), the Georgia Tech volleyball team held on to an exciting five game win over Wake Forest, 30-23, 30-20, 30-32, 35-37, 15-6. The Yellow Jackets improve to 12-4, 7-2 ACC while the Demon Deacons fall to 11-8, 4-5 ACC. The Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in games before Wake Forest won two deuce games to push it to the fifth. In the fifth game, Tech dominated, jumping out to a 12-3 lead, and hit .368 as a team to the Deacons’ .105 percentage.
Georgia Tech had several players turn in strong performances in the match. Maja Pachale led the team with 18 kills, followed by Preiss who notched 15, while Kyleen Bell notched a double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs while hitting .452 (14-0-31) and recorded seven blocks. Amanda Hess recorded a season-high 21 digs, while Kele Eveland was one kill shy of a triple double with nine kills, 61 assists and 13 digs. In addition, Lynnette Moster notched 16 digs and three service aces, while Marisa Aston had 10 digs.
“This was a good, hard working road win for our team,” said Collier. “We were really tested and pushed to the limit, and we responded well under some pressure. Every road win in our league is big, so I am pleased we were able to hang in there and come away with the win.”
Wake Forest was led by Margaret Davidson who had 17 kills, while Trina Maso de Moya had 15 kills and 33 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Saturday when they face the Duke Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7:30 p.m.