Sept. 2, 2016
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.
“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.”
– 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.
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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