Aug. 31, 2002
Led by Lynnette Moster who had 15 kills (.448 percentage) and tied a career high with five service aces, the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated George Mason in three games, 30-26, 31-29, 30-22. With the win, the Jackets improve to 3-1 while the Patriots drop to 2-2. Tech finished the Doubletree/Brion’s Grille Patriot Invitational with a 3-1 record to finish as runner-up.
“It was great to see our team rebound tonight after a tough loss this afternoon,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “George Mason is a quality team and made us work for ever point. I thought our outside hitters had a great performance, and Alexandra dominated at the net both with her blocking and her hitting.”
In game one, the Jackets hit an impressive .421. Moster and Lauren Sauer each recorded six kills in the game, followed by Laura Kuhn who had four. Defensively, Moster, Kele Eveland and Marisa Aston each had three digs while Jayme Gergen recorded three blocks.
Game two was a tight one, with neither team holding more than a three point lead. The Jackets’ offense continued to click, with Tech hitting .419 in the game while holding the Patriots to a .244 hitting percentage. In the game, Moster and Preiss each had five kills, while Gergen had four block assists, and Jennifer Randall recorded four digs.
In game three, Tech’s offense was once again dominant, hitting .344 as a team while holding the Patriots to a .200 percentage. Moster led the Jackets with four kills and four service aces, followed by Gergen with two block assists. Tech finished the Doubletree/Brion’s Grille Patriot Invitational with a 3-1 record to finish as runner-up. For their efforts, Preiss received Most Valuable Player honors, while Moster was named to the all-tournament team.
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Friday, Sept.6 at 12 p.m. against Florida A&M in the first round of the Georgia Tech Courtyard by Marriott Classic held in O’Keefe Gymnasium. For ticket information, call 1-888-TECH-TIX.