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Georgia Tech Volleyball Sweeps Georgia State

Oct. 8, 2005

Final Stats

Lindsey Gray posted a season-high 15 kills, tallied five service aces and hit a career-high .560 as the Georgia Tech volleyball team swept (30-17, 30-22, 30-22) cross- town rival Georgia State. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 8-6 on the season while the Panthers fall to 3-12.

“This is a good start for us today,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “We got an opportunity to play a number of people, and I thought everyone played very well today. After primarily playing defense for us this season, Lindsey Gray was very effective on the front row for us today which was great to see. In addition, our offensive production was very efficient and that’s a credit to the job that Allie Niekamp did in a starting role. It’s a short turn around for us today, but our match against Boston College is an important one and hopefully we can carry the momentum into tonight.”

Tech’s offense was the difference in the match, hitting a season-best .330 on the afternoon. Talisa Kellogg posted 12 kills and hit .207 while Callie Miller added seven kills and hit .333 and Nikki Kaminskas chipped in six kills and hit .400. Freshman Allie Niekamp, in the second start of her career, recorded 32 assists in the match.

Defensively, Jennifer Randall led the team in digs with 12 followed by Abby Showers who had nine while Lindsey Gray added eight.

At the net, Miller led the way with six block assists while Showers added four blocks and Niekamp and Kaminskas each notched three.

The Panthers were led by Alex Blenche who recorded 11 kills and hit .219 in the match.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action tonight hosting Boston College (6-9, 1-5 ACC) at 8 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.

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