Nov. 13, 2003
Tech makes it Five in a Row over Bulldogs
In front of 3,080 fans Wednesday night, the sixth-ranked volleyball team made it five in a row over Georgia as they defeated the Bulldogs in three games, 30-23, 30-27, 30-27. Alexandra Preiss led the way, recording 15 kills, five block assists and a match-high .520 hitting percentage while Marisa Aston posted a match-high 15 digs and Kele Eveland recorded 53 assists.
Jackets take on Clemson………Bid Farewell to the Seniors
Saturday marks the final home match of the 2003 season for the Yellow Jackets and it will also mark the final home matches for Kele Eveland, Alexandra Preiss and Keight Vincent. Come see them in their final home match this Saturday at 7 p.m. when the Yellow Jackets will take on Clemson.
Sauer Tabbed ACC Player of the Week…..Twice
Lauren Sauer has been tabbed the ACC Player of the Week twice this season, on Nov. 10 & Sept. 22. During the week of Nov. 3-9, Sauer led Tech to three conference wins over Duke, Florida State and Wake Forest. For the week, she averaged 4.67 kills per game, 1.22 digs per game, 0.78 blocks per game and 0.22 assists per game. For the weekend of Sept. 20& 21, she helped lead the Jackets to three wins at the Georgia Tech Invitational. The outside hitter earned Most Valuable Player honors of the tournament after compiling 58 kills, averaging 5.27 kills per game, with eight blocks and five digs, and hitting .406.
Tech Clinches ACC Regular Season
By virtue of Tech’s win last week over Wake Forest and Maryland’s loss to North Carolina, the Yellow Jackets have clinched the 2003 ACC regular season title and have secured themselves of the top seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament.
Jackets Move Up to No. 6
After three ACC wins last week, Tech climbed up a spot to No. 6 in the 2003 USA Today/AVCA poll for Nov. 10. Dating back to last season, this marks the 25th consecutive week that Tech has been ranked in the Top 25, which sets a new record by an ACC school. Georgia Tech held the previous record, having been ranked 22 consecutive weeks during the span from 9/5/95-10/1/96. In the issue dated Nov. 10th Volleyball Magazine Top 20 poll, the Jackets are ranked 5th.
This season a trio of Georgia Tech players reached the 1,000 kills mark for their careers. Lynnette Moster was the first to do so on Oct. 15 against Clemson and she was followed shortly thereafter by Alexandra Preiss, who recorded her 1,000th kill on Oct. 24 against North Carolina. Lauren Sauer joined the trio on Nov. 4 against Duke, marking the first time in program history that three players joined the prestigious club in the same year and the first time that three players with 1,000 or more kills were on the court at the same time.