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@GTVolleyball Sweeps Tennessee State

Sept. 2, 2016

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Box Score 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – In the teams’ first meeting, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (4-0) swept Tennessee State (4-1) at the K-State Invitational on Friday night.

How It Happened
Georgia Tech jumped out to an 8-2 lead in set one. The Yellow Jackets extended that to 17-8, eventually winning 25-13 while holding the Tigers to a -.143 hitting clip.

Tech kept that momentum into the second set going up 16-8, before winning 25-14. In set three, it was the Tigers’ turn to jump out to a 6-0 lead. The Jackets came back to pull within one, 11-10, and turned the tide to win the set 25-17.

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“It was a good first match to get things rolling this weekend,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “It was good to see a lot of contribution from everyone. We have another big challenge ahead of us tomorrow and I am looking forward to see how our team steps up to it.”

Quick Hits
Gabriela Stavnetchei and Annika Van Gunst led the team with six kills each, while Stavnetchei added two aces.
Lauren Pitz put down five kills with no errors on eight swings (.625) and Teegan Van Gunst tallied five kills.
Annika Van Gunst led the back row defense with nine digs.
– Pitz, Rebecca Martin and Sydney Wilson each recorded a solo block.
– Georgia Tech has started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2012 when the team went 5-0.
– The Jackets held Tennessee State to a -.021 hitting clip.
Teegan Van Gunst needs 12 kills to eclipse 1,000 career kills.

What’s Next
The Jackets take on Michigan (4-0) on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, followed by an 8:30 p.m. ET match against host K-State (2-2) on ESPN3.

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