ATLANTA (Oct. 1) — Senior outside hitters Emily Gorla and Alison Coday proved to be too much for the Jackets in a thrilling fourth game Friday evening at O’Keefe Gymnasium, as 13th-ranked Clemson improved to 14-0 on the year, defeating Georgia Tech 3-1 (13-15, 15-6, 15-3, 19-17).
With the win, the Tigers remain in possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, as they move to 3-0 in the league, while Tech (12-4) had its eight-game winning streak snapped, and fell to 2-1 in the conference.
After the Jackets captured a hard-fought opening game, in which both teams struggled from the field, Clemson showed those in attendance why they have achieved the highest ranking of any ACC school in league history. The Tigers dominated the middle two games, hitting for better than a .300 percentage in each game.
Coday led the Tigers on the night with 19 kills, while Gorla added 15 kills along with 16 digs.
After falling behind two games to one, the Jackets fought out an exciting fourth game, battling back from an 11-4 deficit, before falling 19-17. In the game, Tech was unable to convert twice on game point, which would have extended the match.
The Jackets take the floor next on Tuesday evening, as Tech hosts North Carolina in a 7:30 p.m. contest at O’Keefe Gymnasium.