FT. COLLINS, COLO. (September 16) – The Georgia Tech (9-2) volleyball team had their most efficient match of the season as they defeated the University of Massachusetts (3-5) in three games, 15-3, 15-6, 15-11 on Saturday in its second match of the Coors Light Classic.
The Yellow Jackets posted a solid .365 percentage in the match behind the hitting of Kyleen Bell who notched 18 kills on 29 attempts (.586) and Teryl Townsend who recorded 13 kills on 23 attempts (.435). Ida Mabry had a strong afternoon posting 12 kills (.450) in just two games. Tech also cut down on their hitting errors, posting only 14 on the afternoon, compared to 27 by the Minutewomen.
Defensively, Tech looked strong as controlled digs allowed the Jackets to run their offense. Maja Pachale who notched 12 digs and Townsend who had nine led them throughout the afternoon. Christine Shelby also contributed seven in the match.
Tech split the offensive responsibilities as Kele Eveland (Grand Rapids, Mich.) recorded 33 assists and 3 kills, while Courtney Adler (Longmont, Colo.) posted 19 assists and four digs.
Georgia Tech will face fourth-ranked Colorado State (9-1) in the finals of the Coors Light Classic at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Moby Arena.