BLACKSBURG, Va. – Recording its second-straight Atlantic Coast Conference road sweep, Georgia Tech volleyball (10-7, 3-3 ACC) topped Virginia Tech (7-12, 0-6) 3-0 on Sunday afternoon in its final match of a four-match road swing.
How it happened:
The Jackets took the first lead of the first set, making a 5-0 run with sophomore Maddie Tippett at the service line to lead 9-4 and Virginia Tech called for a timeout. Georgia Tech kept at it, moving its lead to seven at 20-13 and the Hokies signaled for their second timeout. The Jackets only allowed two more points before taking the set on an attack error at 25-15.
Georgia Tech carried the momentum into the second set, taking a 12-7 lead off a kill from sophomore Mariana Brambilla and the Hokies called for timeout. The White and Gold didn’t let up, moving the score to 17-8 on a kill from sophomore Mikaila Dowd. The Jackets reached set point at 24-15 on a kill from sophomore Kaila Kaiser. Freshman Julia Bergmann’s eighth kill of the match sealed the set at 25-15 for the 2-0 advantage.
The third set was the closest start but a 7-2 run by the Jackets allowed them to lead the Hokies 15-11 at the media timeout. The Jackets kept rolling, using a kill from senior Kodie Comby to push their lead to 18-12 and Virginia Tech called timeout. A kill from Kaiser brought the score to 23-16 and the Hokies used their second timeout. The Jackets used back-to-back service aces from Bergmann to claim the set 25-16 for its second-straight ACC sweep.
The Jackets return to O’Keefe to kick off a four-match homestand on Friday, Oct. 18 to host Wake Forest for a 7 p.m. first serve on ACCNX.
- Bergmann recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 11 kills and 14 digs.
- Tech’s team hitting percentage at .396 was a season best for the Jackets.
- For the ninth time this season the Jackets have held an opponent below .200 attack percentage.
- For the first time since 2016, the Jackets recorded back-to-back ACC road sweeps.
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