Nov. 26, 2004
Jayme Gergen recorded 16 kills, including the 1000th of her career, as the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Winthrop in three games, 31-29, 30-22, 35-33. With the win the Yellow Jackets improve to 25-6 while Winthrop falls to 31-3.
The Yellow Jackets will now await the announcement of the 2004 NCAA Tournament bracket, which will be released on Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPNews.
“This was a great match for us tonight in terms of preparation for the NCAA Tournament and this is exactly the type of team that we will see in our first match,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “I give Winthrop a lot of credit, they came in tonight and hit very well against us and made some good adjustments to keep us on our toes. I thought that Jayme was very effective tonight and I’m really happy that she got her 1,000th kill tonight. Lynnette had a great match, as well, and I thought the combination of Nikki and Ooli was very solid, as well. For our offense to be so productive is a good sign as we get ready for next week.”
The difference in the match was the offense, as Tech hit a season-high .385 as a team while holding the Eagles to a .288 performance. In addition to Gergen, Lynnette Moster had 20 kills and hit .474, while Lauren Sauer had 14, Laura Kuhn six, Ulrike Stegemann four on four attacks and Nikki Kaminskas three. Lindsey Laband ran the offense, recording 59 assists in the three game match.
At the net, Tech posted 12 blocks as Gergen recorded seven blocks, followed by Sauer and Kuhn who each had five and Kaminskas four.
At the service line, Moster recorded three service aces while Randall posted one.