WINSTON-SALEM, NC (Sept. 24) – The Georgia Tech (11-3, 1-0) volleyball team opened their ACC season with a victory Friday night by defeating host Wake Forest (10-4, 0-2) in four games, 13-15, 16-14, 15-12, 15-10.
Senior Carolyn Clevenger (Oakland, Calif.) spread-out the Jackets offensive attack as she collected 53 assists and four players ended the night with double figure kills. Maja Pachale (Schwerin, Germany) led Tech with 19 kills and 19 digs and five service aces, while Kyleen Bell (Rocklin, Calif.) collected 14 kills on 36 attempts (.333) and tallied a career-high 20 digs. Sara McKee (Highland Village, Texas) also added 14 kills and 14 digs while Teryl Townsend (Alexandria, Minn.) pitched in 12 kills, 12 digs and three block assists. Anna Nedderman (Euless, Texas), currently third in the country in blocks per game, continued her strong net play as she had five blocks on the night.
“This was a very important win for us,” said head coach Shelton Collier.
“Wake Forest has a very tough home atmosphere, and we were able to win an important match in our conference on the road. I think it says a lot for our determination to come into another opponent’s gym and find a way to walk out with a win.”
The Demon Deacons were led by Trina Maso de Moya who had 17 kills and 25 digs in the match.
Georgia Tech will next face Duke University on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in a match in Durham, N.C.