THE FLATS – Georgia Tech volleyball (15-10, 4-8 ACC) swept NC State (10-12, 4-8) in O’Keefe Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon for its sixth 3-0 victory of the season.
Georgia Tech 3, NC State 0
The Jackets came out ready to play. Tech jumped to an early lead at 12-6 on a block from senior Lauren Frerking and freshman Matti McKissock, and NC State used its first timeout. The Yellow Jackets kept rolling and moved the score to 18-11 on a kill from junior Kodie Comby and the Wolfpack burned its second timeout of the first set. A kill from freshman Mikaila Dowd gave Tech set point at 24-14 and Frerking closed it out with a kill at 25-16 to give Tech the 1-0 lead.
Tech carried the momentum into the second set, cruising to a 9-2 lead on a kill from Comby. The Wolfpack gave the Jackets two points off errors for the 11-3 lead and NC State called timeout. The White and Gold didn’t let up, extending its lead to 16-6 on a kill from Dowd and the Wolfpack called its second timeout. Everything kept coming up Tech and a kill from Comby gave the Jackets set point at 24-12. Brambilla sealed the set at 25-13 to give Tech the 2-0 edge.
The Wolfpack bounced back in the third, grabbing a 7-2 lead. Sophomore Dominque Washington landed back-to-back kills and combined with Comby on a block to string together three-straight points for the Jackets and bring the score to 7-5. Tech put together a 5-0 run to overtake NC State and steal the lead at 12-10 on a kill from Brambilla. The Wolfpack battled back to tie it back up at 15-15. The teams traded points to a tie at 22-22 until NC State took a one-point edge and the Jackets called timeout. Tech took two in a row coming out of the timeout to reach set point at 24-23 on a kill from Dowd. The Wolfpack tied it again but the Yellow Jackets completed the sweep with a 26-24 win of the third on a block from Comby and Dowd.
The Jackets are back in O’Keefe Gymnasium next weekend, hosting Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.
- Mikaila Dowd turned in her ninth double-double of the season with 13 kills and 12 digs.
- Tech moved to 13-3 in O’Keefe, the most wins at home since 2009.