Oct. 22, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Behind 19 kills by Monique Mead, the Georgia Tech volleyball team bounced back and earned a 3-1 road victory over Virginia at Memorial Gymnasium in front of a crowd of 544.
Three Tech (12-9, 5-6 ACC) players netted double-digit figures in kills on the night while sophomore setter Kaleigh Colson recorded 40 assists on the night to go along with 13 digs and seven kills.
“We came out and responded tonight, said head coach Tonya Johnson. “I thought we played with a lot of energy and emotion. Most importantly we executed and made big plays when we needed to. It was a great team effort.”
Virginia (8-13, 2-9) was led by Jessica O’Shoney who had a team-high 10 kills for the Cavaliers to go along with seven blocks.
Set one went to the Yellow Jackets. Fueled by four kills by Jennifer Percy and 12 assists by Colson, the Jackets earned the 25-21 victory. Tech continued their success in set number two with a 25-20 win. Four different Jackets recorded a kills with Mead leading the way with a total of six, Ivona Kolak had four and Percy tacked three on to her total.
The Jackets gave up set three to the `Hoos. 25-19. Mead added another five kills to her total, while three other Jackets put down two kills each. Tech solidified the victory in set four with a 25-17 win. Mead continued her success and recorded another six kills while Percy got four of her own.
Tech has one more game on the road when they head to Middle Tennessee State University for a mid-week match up with the Blue Raiders on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m ET/6:30 p.m. CT. The meeting will mark the final away game of Tech’s five game stretch and will be the lone mid-week match up for the Jackets in 2011.