Oct. 7, 2005
Freshman middle blocker Callie Miller recorded 13 kills and seven block assists as the Georgia Tech volleyball team upset previously unbeaten and 25th ranked Maryland in five games (22-30, 30-26, 17-30, 30-24, 19-17) in front of a season-high 1,215 fans O’Keefe Gymnasium. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 7-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference while the Terrapins fall to 14-1, 5-1 ACC.
The win marks the third straight come from behind victory for the Yellow Jackets in ACC play, after having won last week at Florida State and Miami in five games.
“That was another great inspired win by our team tonight and I’m very proud of the effort and togetherness that our team showed,” said Shymansky. “Our offense was stagnant at times but our defense and hustle kept us alive and in the end our home court advantage provided us with the boost needed to take the victory. We got incredible play from our freshman hitting trio of Callie, Laura and Talisa and are excited about the progress they continue to make. Jennifer Randall played through an aching back spasm but showed courage and grit in games four and five to help rally our team when we needed it most.”
In addition to Miller, Tech’s offense was led by freshman Talisa Kellogg who recorded 17 kills, followed by Laura DeMichelis who matched a career-best 15 kills and Ulrike Stegemann who had eight kills. Lindsey Laband ran the offense, posting 48 assists in the match.
At the net, the Jackets recorded a season-high 17 blocks with Nikki Kaminskas leading the way with nine block assists, followed by Kellogg and Laband who both registered career-high block assists with eight and six respectively.
Defensively, Laband led the Jackets with 10 digs marking her third double-double of the season, while Jennifer Randall and Kellogg each chipped in nine.
The Terrapins were led by Atlanta native Jade Brown who recorded 14 kills and hit .387 in the match.
The Yellow Jackets return to action Saturday hosting a double-header in O’Keefe Gymnasium. Tech will face Georgia State at 12 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. meeting against Boston College.