Sept. 21, 2002
Tournament Most Valuable Player Kele Eveland recorded 41 assists while helping the Jackets to a .471 team hitting percentage and Laura Kuhn recorded a career high 13 kills as the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Cornell in three games, 30-16, 30-14, 30-18. With the win, the Yellow Jackets captured the Georgia Tech Invitational title, its third tournament championship of the season, and improved to 14-2. Cornell falls to 4-3.
“You would think I would get tired of saying how proud I am of this team, but they keep impressing the coaching staff and the fans with their desire and their execution,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Kele Eveland played outstanding for us this weekend and did a great job of running our offense with speed and effeciency. This is exactly the type of momentum that we want on our side heading into the ACC schedule.”
Tech held Cornell to a .044 hitting percentage in the match. Defensively, the Jackets were led by Keight Vincent who had nine digs, followed by Marisa Aston and Jennifer Randall who each had five. Jayme Gergen and Laura Kuhn each led Tech with three block assists a piece.
Earning all-tournament honors for the Jackets were Alexandra Preiss, who for the weekend hit .407 and averaged 2.73 kills per game, Lynnette Moster who averaged 5.18 kills per game and 2.73 digs per game, and Kele Eveland, who averaged 12.00 assists per game, 2.27 digs per game and helped the Yellow Jackets hit .340 as a team this weekend.
Georgia Tech returns to action Friday at 7 p.m. when it begins the conference portion of its schedule on the road against Maryland.