Oct. 30, 2004
Lynnette Moster recorded 20 kills and 12 digs, her 14th double-double of the season, as the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Miami, 3-0 (30-24, 30-18, 30-28) Saturday night. With the win, the Yellow Jackets have clinched at least a share of the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title, their third title in four years. Tech also extends its win streak to 16 matches, which is currently the fourth longest winning streak in the nation, improving their record to 18-5, 12-0 ACC. The Hurricanes fall to 12-8, 7-5 ACC. Georgia Tech will take on the Duke Blue Devils (17-7, 7-5 ACC) next Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium. With a win, the Jackets would claim their second consecutive ACC regular season title.
“We had a fantastic offensive performance tonight by the whole team,” said head coach Bond Shymansky, who has now won two ACC regular season titles as a head coach. “Lindsey did a great job of orchestrating our offense and getting the ball to different hitters. Lynnette continued on her all-American pace and Ulrike had a fantastic performance, especially considering she’s only a freshman. Our team had high expectations for this season and sometimes its hard to live up to those expectations, clinching the ACC regular season tonight puts us one step closer towards the goals that we set for our team.”
The Jackets’ offense was the difference in the match, as Tech hit .384 as a team while holding the Hurricane’s to a .203 percentage. In addition to Moster, Ulrike Stegemann had 11 kills and hit .588, Jayme Gergen posted 10 kills and hit .471. Lauren Sauer notched 10 kills and hit .240 while Laura Kuhn had seven kills and hit .312. Lindsey Laband recorded 49 assists in the three-game victory.
Defensively, Tech posted 59 digs to Miami’s 46. Jennifer Randall led the team with 13 digs while Laband added 12 and Marisa Aston chipped in 10. At the net, the Jackets had six total blocks, as Stegemann posted a career-high five block assists while Sauer had four block assists and Gergen followed with three. The Hurricane’s were led by Valeria Tipiana who had 17 kills and 10 digs in the match.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Monday when they host UCF at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.