Oct. 20, 2001
Despite a career-high 17 kills from Alexandra Preiss and a career-high 20 digs from Lynnette Moster, the Yellow Jacket volleyball team fell to Duke University Saturday night in four games, 25-30, 24-30, 30-28, 28-30. Tech falls to 12-5 on the season, 8-3 in the conference, while Duke improves to 16-2, 8-2 in the league. With the loss, Georgia Tech falls into third place in the league standings, while the Blue Devils move into sole possession of second place. The loss also ends a four match win streak the Jackets had recorded.
The Jackets’ offense struggled throughout the match as the team hit a season low .095. Alexandra Preiss was the lone bright spot for Tech as she tallied 17 kills (.412 percentage) and six block assists. Maja Pachale notched 12 kills, but also recorded 12 errors to hit a season-low .000 in the match. Kyleen Bell also ended the match with 14 kills while Amanda Hess chipped in 14 digs. Kele Eveland had 18 digs but only 40 assists on the night.
Ashley Harris led the Blue Devils with 19 kills and 15 digs and hit a team high .294. Krista Dill also added 14 kills and seven block assists.
Georgia Tech will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Clemson, SC, to take on the Tigers (6-12, 2-7 ACC) at 7 p.m. in Jervey Gym.