Open mobile menu

Jackets Fall to Cougars, 3-1

Box Score

 THE FLATS – Georgia Tech volleyball (18-15) came up short on Friday night, its 2018 campaign coming to a close with a 3-1 loss to College of Charleston (23-11) in the second round of the NIVC in O’Keefe Gymnasium.

Georgia Tech 1, Col. of Charleston 3
The teams came out battling. Charleston took the first lead of the match at 14-11. Freshman Maddie Tippett turned a dig into a kill to spark a 3-0 run and a kill from freshman Mariana Brambilla tied it at 14-14. The Cougars made a 4-0 run to lead 18-14 and Tech called timeout. Senior Lauren Frerking tallied back-to-back kills coming out of the timeout and an attack error put the Jackets within one at 18-17, inciting Charleston to call timeout. The Cougars moved their lead to three but freshman Mikaila Dowd recorded back-to-back kill to bring Tech within one and Charleston called its second timeout with the score at 21-20. The Cougars pushed back ahead, taking the set 25-22.

The Jackets bounced back in the second set. Using a 4-0 run sparked by a kill from Brambilla, the Jackets took a five-point lead at 12-7 on an ace from freshman Matti McKissock and Charleston called timeout. Tech kept rolling, leading 16-8 on a kill from Dowd and the Cougars used their second timeout. The Jackets pushed their lead to nine at 19-10 on a block from junior Kodie Comby and Dowd. Tech easily took the set at 25-17 to tie the match at 1-1.

The third set got off to a close start. College of Charleston took the early lead at 13-9 and Tech called its first timeout of the set. Tech brought the score back within one at 13-12 on a kill from Dowd but the Cougars stayed ahead, making it at four-point set at 18-14. The Jackets didn’t let up, once again fighting to come within one at 20-19 on an attack error and Charleston called timeout. Dowd tied the set at 21-21 with a kill and Brambilla followed it up with an ace to give Tech its first lead of the set at 22-21 and College of Charleston called timeout. The Cougars retook the lead, reaching set point at 24-22. A kill from Dowd and a block from sophomore Kendall Wilson and Comby kept Tech alive at knot the score at 24-24 but Charleston took two in a row to seal the set at 26-24 for the 2-1 edge.

The fourth set was another close bout. Tech took a short lead at 5-3 on a kill from Dowd but the Cougars fought back to overtake the Jackets and Tech called timeout trailing 11-8. The Jackets came back within one at 11-10 on a block from Wilson and Frerking but Charleston pushed its lead out to six at 18-12 and Tech used up its second timeout. The Yellow Jackets inched their way back into the set, coming within two at 20-18 on an attack error.  That’s all the Jackets would get, Charleston closed out the set with a 5-0 run to take it at 25-18 for the 3-1 victory.

Tech tidbits:

  • The Jackets finish the 2018 season with an 18-15 record and 6-12 mark in conference play.
  • Tech protected their home court this season, boasting a 15-6 record in O’Keefe.
  • Matti McKissock turned in her 10th double-double with 11 digs and 40 assists.
  • Mikaila Dowd recorded her 12th double-double with 22 kills and 11 digs.
  • It marks Dowd’s sixth match this season with 20 or more kills.
  • Mariana Brambilla recorded her second-straight match with 20 or more kills after scoring a career-high 22 against South Florida on Friday night.

For the latest information on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, follow us on Twitter (@GTVolleyball), Facebook (Georgia  Tech Volleyball) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com.

RELATED HEADLINES

April 23, 2019 Volleyball Raises $30,000 at First Annual Auction

Georgia Tech volleyball hosted its first annual auction on April 5

Volleyball Raises $30,000 at First Annual Auction
April 23, 2019 Athletics Celebrates Student-Athletes at Yellow Jacket Celebration

Georgia Tech Athletics holds annual awards banquet Monday night

Athletics Celebrates Student-Athletes at Yellow Jacket Celebration
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets