Nov. 1, 2004
Nikki Kaminskas hit a career-high .615 and recorded a career-high six blocks as the Georgia Tech volleyball team won its 17th straight match, defeating UCF, 3-0 (30-13, 30-18, 30-25). With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 19-5 while the Golden Knights fall to 8-13.
“Our team worked hard tonight and had a lot of fun,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “It was great to see our young players making strides and having a big impact on the match. Nikki continues to improve and gets smarter as a hitter and more dominating as a blocker the more matches she plays. Lindsey Gray had another fantastic outing on the leftside and had no problems stepping into Lynnette Moster’s spot on the court. Jacqui Beebe and Katie Mohs did a good job of anchoring our backrow play and Abby Showers directed the offense with skill and aggressiveness.”
Tech’s offense was outstanding, hitting .359 as a team while holding UCF to a .037 hitting percentage. Lindsey Gray had a team-best 11 kills and hit .346 along with Lauren Sauer who also chipped in 11 kills and hit .455. Jayme Gergen followed with eight kills and hit .438 while Laura Kuhn had six kills on the night. Abby Showers and Lindsey Laband shared the setting duties with Showers recording 25 assists in the match and Laband posting 11.
Defensively, the Jackets posted 51 digs as Marisa Aston had a team-high 12 digs followed by Gray and Showers who each chipped in nine. In addition, Katie Mohs had a season-best three digs in the match while Beebe had two. At the net, the Jackets were equally as dominating with 12 total blocks. Sauer had four total blocks on the night and was followed by Gray and Gergen who each had three and Kuhn who had two.
The Golden Knights were led by Tanya Jarvis who had 13 kills and 13 digs on the night.
Georgia Tech will return to action Friday when they take on Duke at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.