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Jackets Drop ACC Road Match at Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgia Tech volleyball (8-6, 1-2 ACC) dropped its first Atlantic Coast Conference road match to Louisville (10-3, 3-0) 3-0 on Friday night.

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How it happened:
The match started as a back and forth battle in the first until a 4-0 run put the Cardinals ahead 11-7 and the Jackets signaled for a timeout. A kill from freshman Julia Bergmann got the Jackets’ offense going again but Louisville stayed ahead and Tech called its second timeout trailing 17-10. The White and Gold put up three coming out of the timeout and Louisville called one of their own following a service ace from Louisville native, Kayla Kaiser, with the score at 17-13. The Jackets kept fighting, bringing the score within one at 20-19 on an attack error but a 4-0 run bought Louisville to set point at 24-19. Bergmann tallied one more kill for the Jackets but the Cardinals took the first set at 25-20. Senior Kodie Comby and Bergmann led the Jackets offensively in the first set with five kills each.

Louisville took the first lead of the second set but three-straight kills from Bergmann brought Tech back within one at 9-8. Louisville snuck out ahead again and Tech trailed 15-11 at the media timeout. The Jackets gave up two more points coming out of the timeout and called another at 17-11. Tech just wasn’t able to get back into it and the Cardinals took the 2-0 lead at 25-15.

Tech bounced back in the third, taking three-straight points with sophomore Maddie Tippett at the service line to lead 10-6 and the Cardinals signaled for a timeout. Louisville fought its way back, tying the set at 11-11 and the teams traded points to a tie at 13-13. The Jackets made a 4-0 run that included two solo blocks off the hands of sophomore Mariana Brambilla and Tech grabbed the 17-13 lead as Louisville called its second timeout. The Cardinals brought the score within two at 19-17 and the Jackets called a timeout to slow Louisville’s momentum. Louisville kept battling, knotting the set at 23-23. Trading points to a tie at 24-24 an attack error gave the Jackets set point. The Cardinals tied the set at 25-25 and tallied the final points for the sweep at 27-15.

Up next:
The Jackets hop on a flight to South Bend, Ind., to take on the Fighting Irish at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 on ACCNX.

Tech Tidbits:

  • Brambilla’s three solo blocks were a career best for the sophomore.
  • Bergmann led all players with 14 kills.
  • Brambilla led all players with 12 digs.

ACC Network has launched!
The ACC Network is a linear and digital platform dedicated to 24/7 coverage of ACC sports that launched on Aug. 22, 2019. It will exclusively televise approximately 450 live events each year, including 40 football games as well as 150 men’s and women’s basketball contests.

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