Sept. 6, 2014
DALLAS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team blanked Texas Southern (25-21, 25-15, 25-15) Saturday in the Jackets’ finale at the SMU Tournament in Moody Coliseum. The Yellow Jackets improved to 3-3 on the season and the Lady Tigers fell to 1-5 overall.
Three Yellow Jackets hit in double-digits led by Teegan Van Gunst (12), Courtney Felinski (11) and Annika Van Gunst (10). Freshman Sydney Wilson added seven kills and sophomore London Ackermann anchored the back line with 15 digs.
“It was a good way to finish the weekend,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “We faced some really strong teams that were able to push us, especially in serve receive. It was great to see some players step up, like Courtney and Sydney. I’m looking forward to a strong week of practices and another challenging tournament next weekend in Nashville.”
The Jackets and Lady Tigers battled back-and-forth for the lead in the opening set, which featured 10 tied scores and five lead changes. Tied 18-18, the Jackets went on a four-point run behind the serving of Felinski and a pair of kills by Teegan Van Gunst to grab the momentum and claim the opening frame.
The Jackets remained in control for the rest of the match, holding the Lady Tigers to a -.051 hitting clip in set two and limiting Texas Southern to 10 kills in the third game.
Georgia Tech is back in action Sept. 12-13 at the Lipscomb Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.