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No. 10 Georgia Tech Hosts Virginia, No. 9 Pitt

THE FLATS – No. 10 Georgia Tech volleyball (10-3, 3-1 ACC) will host an eventful third weekend of ACC play, welcoming Virginia (8-7, 0-4 ACC) and No. 9 Pitt (14-2, 4-0 ACC) to The Flats.

The Yellow Jackets will first host the Cavaliers on Friday at 7 p.m. before a top-10 contest against the Panthers for the program’s first ever match in McCamish Pavilion on Sunday at 2 p.m. The White and Gold’s matchup against the Cavaliers will appear on ACC Network Extra before the highly contested battle with the Panthers is broadcast on ACC Network.

Coverage

  • Friday, Oct. 7 | No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. Virginia | 7 p.m. | ACCNX | Watch | Live Stats
  • Sunday, Oct. 9 | No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. No. 9 Pitt | 2 p.m. | ACCN | WatchLive Stats

Parking

For both matches, free parking will be available in the McCamish Pavilion lot, the East O’Keefe Gymnasium lot and the Family Housing lot. Heavier traffic than usual is expected on Friday due to softball’s fall opener against South Carolina at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, ADA spots will also be available on Fowler Street from 10th Street to 6th Street.

Radio

Georgia Tech’s radio broadcast for home matches throughout the season will be streamed online HERE.

Promotions

This weekend will be recognized as Alumni Weekend. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Yellow Jackets will be sporting throwback threads inspired by the uniforms worn by program’s first official team in 1980 on Friday. Before the match against Virginia, Georgia Tech slap bracelets will also be given out.

Sunday’s top-10 battle against No. 9 Pitt for the first ever volleyball match in McCamish Pavilion will be recognized as a Gold Out. Georgia Tech gold adidas t-shirts will be given out while supplies last, and fans are encouraged to wear gold. A raffle will also be held during the match with prizes including an Amazon Echo Show 5, a MacBook and four sets of AirPods. Prior to the match, a tailgate for students with food and activities will also be held outside the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

Alumni specific activities include a pre-match tailgate at 5:30 p.m., recognition during the match and a post-match reception with the current team in the locker room on Friday. For Sunday’s match, activities will continue in McCamish Pavilion with a pre-match brunch at noon in the Callaway Club. All alumni seeking to participate in the aforementioned activities during the weekend should email Jill Jameson to RSVP at jjameson@athletics.gatech.edu.

McCamish Pavilion Operations

General fans may enter McCamish Pavilion through the main entrance. Students may pick up a ticket and enter the match through the West entrance. Those permitted into the Callaway Club may enter through the East entrance. Youth ages 18 and under will receive a free ticket at the McCamish Pavilion box office.

All standard tickets are general admission. Student tickets are designated for sections 108-110 until shifting to general admission once full. A clear bag policy will be enforced for all patrons prior to entry.

Tickets

Although the Virginia match is sold out, future single match tickets for the season are now available. Secure your 2022 Georgia Tech volleyball tickets online HERE. To view your current account details, you may log into your personal ticket account HERE. If you need assistance, the Georgia Tech Ticket Office may provide more information at 888.Tech.TIX. The Georgia Tech Ticket Office is also open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Seating is general admission. Students with a Buzz Card will be permitted free of charge.

McCamish Pavilion

Single Match

Adult – $10

Senior (55+) – $5

Group (10+) – $5

Youth (18 and under) – Free

*Youth must pick up their free ticket at the McCamish box office for admission

O’Keefe Gymnasium

Single Match

Adult – $7

Youth (ages 3-18)/Senior (55+) – $5

Group (10+) – $3

Storylines

  • 10 Georgia Tech’s top-10 match against No. 9 Pitt will be the first volleyball match played in McCamish Pavilion.
  • The Yellow Jackets will be facing their fourth top-10 opponent of the season in the Panthers having swept formerly No. 10 BYU earlier this season.
  • Tech owns eight sweeps on the year after picking up another last weekend over Notre Dame.
  • The Jackets were ranked No. 10 in this week’s AVCA DI Coaches Preseason Poll.
  • The 10 spot ties the seventh-highest ranking received by the White and Gold in program history, joining the 2003 squad.
  • Tech’s selection marks the fifth appearance in the AVCA’s top 10 in seven polls this season.
  • The Yellow Jackets have been listed in 45 straight top 25 polls to date.
  • Georgia Tech is one of three ACC teams inside the top 10 (No. 2 Louisville, No. 9 Pitt).
  • As a unit, the nation’s No. 10 squad is currently second in the ACC in both kills per set (13.70) and assists per set (12.61). The Yellow Jackets are also sitting in fourth in the league in hitting percentage and fifth in the conference in digs per set (14.16).
  • Senior outside hitter Julia Bergmann continues to lead the ACC in kills per set (5.23) and points per set (5.88) as she’s fourth in the nation in both. Bergmann is up to six 20+ kill outings this season, three of which have come against ranked opponents.
  • Bergmann added her fourth double double of the season behind 19 kills and 12 digs in Tech’s sweep of Notre Dame last weekend. The decorated outside hitter is now up to five double-digit dig matches this season.
  • Going beyond 2019’s NIVC title, Tech has won 68 of its last 83 matches.
  • Over the course of the past four seasons, Georgia Tech is 41-6 at home in O’Keefe Gymnasium. Tech is 300-103 (.744) all time in O’Keefe Gymnasium’s 28-year history.

Series History

  • Georgia Tech leads Virginia 40-22 in the all-time series, including a five-match win streak coming into the contest. The Jackets most recently swept the Hoos on the road in 2021. Georgia Tech owns a pair of nine-match winning streaks (1991-95; 2007-12) as well as an 11-match flawless stretch (2001-05) throughout the series. The Yellow Jackets lead the Cavaliers 19-8 at home, 18-15 on the road and 3-0 in neutral site contests.
  • Tech currently trails Pitt 11-2 in the all-time series. A season ago, the Jackets topped the Panthers on the road for their highest ranked win in program history as Pitt was No. 2 at the time. Tech also claimed the first meeting of the two sides at a neutral site in 2007.

Up Next

Georgia Tech will complete its three-match homestand, hosting Clemson (10-6, 1-3 ACC) on Oct. 12 at 8 p.m., before wrapping up the week at Duke (10-5, 1-3 ACC) on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets’ matchup against the Tigers will be broadcast on ACC Network before the contest against the Blue Devils appears on ACC Network Extra.

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.   

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