ATLANTA – 11th-ranked Pacific rallied to win the final two games against Georgia Tech on Sunday, September 10, coming from behind to post a 3-2 win (13-15, 15-6, 9-15, 15-4, 15-13) over the Jackets in the final match of the 2000 Georgia Tech Classic, in front of 1,636 at O’Keefe Gymnasium.
After the Jackets (5-2) opened up a 2-1 lead in the match, and 4-1 lead in game four, Pacific (5-2) captured the final 14 points of game four to even the match at two games apiece.
Tech rallied to within 14-13 in game five before Maja Pachale’s serve went into the net, giving the Tigers the victory.
In the match, Pachale captured her 1,000th career kill, becoming just the seventh Tech volleyball player to accomplish that feat. The junior outside hitter from Schwerin, Germany compiled a match-high 22 kills.
Freshman setter Kele Eveland tallied a career-high 70 assists for the Jackets.
Pacific was led by outside hitter Danielle Shinn who posted 21 kills, while setter Kara Gormsen had 58 assists.
Tech’s Kyleen Bell was named to the all-tournament team.
Sunday’s match between Tech and Pacific will be aired on a tape-delay basis on Fox Sports Net South on Friday night, September 15, at 7:30 p.m. ET.