Oct. 12, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Georgia Tech volleyball team (9-10, 2-4 ACC) fell 3-1 (13-25, 15-25, 25-21, 22-25) to the Clemson Tigers (13-5, 2-3) Sunday afternoon at Jervey Gym.
Teegan Van Gunst and Courtney Felinski led Georgia Tech with 15 and 14 kills, respectively. Annika Van Gunst chipped in seven kills and anchored the defense with 10 digs, along with Felinski (6 digs) and Annika Olsen (6).
“Clemson played a great match,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “They served us tough, and they out-scored us in every category. We were just not able put the pressure on them with our serve, and our offense until later in the match.”
The Jackets trailed by one point, 9-8, in set one before Clemson put on a 16-5 run to win the set 25-13.
The momentum stayed with the Tigers through set two as Clemson stretched an 8-6 lead into a 19-7 advantage on a 12-1 run behind the serving of Kristin Faust and Sydney Moseley. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead into the break after winning the second stanza, 25-15.
Tech came out of the intermission with renewed energy, breaking a 7-7 tie to go up 10-7 thanks to back-to-back blocks by Teegan Van Gunst and Sydney Wilson, and Wilson paired with Callie Bivings, capped off by a kill from Felinski.
The Tigers clawed their way back into the set, tying it 14-14. The Jackets took the lead for good 19-18 on a Clemson attacking error, and Tech won three of the last four points in the game to capture the set, 25-21. Felinski tallied seven of her 14 kills in set three to lead Georgia Tech.
Set four was a back-and-forth affair with eight tied scores and three lead changes. Tech trailed by no more than three points and fought back to tie the score 16-16 on a kill by Felinski. The Jackets took the lead 20-19 on a kill from Rebecca Martin, but Clemson would go on a 6-2 run to escape the set, 25-22, and the match 3-1.
The Jackets are back in action Friday, Oct. 17 when they host Pittsburgh on their annual Dig Pink night. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
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