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No. 14 Jackets Blitz Tigers

THE FLATS – No. 14 Georgia Tech volleyball flew past Clemson (25-7, 25-19, 25-16) for its 12th sweep of the season, including eight over ACC foes, on Wednesday afternoon in O’Keefe Gymnasium. The Yellow Jackets averaged a robust .430 hitting percentage, the second-highest clip of the season, on the way to victory.  That solid efficiency for the White and Gold came thanks in large part to a first set onslaught of 19 kills at a gaudy .593 clip, which resulted in a season-high 18-point set victory.

Georgia Tech (22-5, 13-4 ACC) outmatched Clemson (12-17, 3-14 ACC) across the board on paper, coming away with healthy advantages in kills (50-28), hitting percentage (.430-.216), assists (43-23), aces (8-1) and digs (46-23).

Senior right-side hitter Mariana Brambilla spearheaded the Jacket attack for the second straight match as she piled up a team-high 19 kills while leading the squad defensively with 14 digs for her ninth double double this season. The Brazilian’s kill total pushed her over the career 1,500 kill mark as she’s up to 1,510 kills for the White and Gold heading into Friday’s regular season finale.

Senior middle blocker Breland Morrissette reinforced Brambilla’s effort from the middle with 10 kills for a season-high .692 hitting percentage, while freshman outside hitter Bianca Bertolino pitched in with 10 kills of her own to go with a pair of aces and nine digs. Senior setter Matti McKissock was at the center of the offense with 38 assists.

Georgia Tech has won 54 of its last 65 matches dating back to 2019. The Jackets also have won 33 of their last 38 matches on The Flats in O’Keefe Gymnasium.

How it Happened

Georgia Tech exploded out of the gate, dominating Clemson by way of four large runs throughout the first set. The Yellow Jackets used a five-point burst early to take the first significant advantage leading 7-2, then followed a subsequent Clemson point with four straight points up to an 11-3 lead. One more run of four furthered Tech’s charge up to an 18-6 lead, and the Jackets finished off the set claiming the final seven points as McKissock came up with a kill to secure a 25-7 first set win for the White and Gold.

The Yellow Jackets stayed hot in the second set, jumping out to a 5-1 lead following back-to-back kills from junior middle blocker Erin Moss. Tech incrementally built on its advantage from there up to a 17-9 lead. Clemson would take the next four points to draw within four, but the Jackets responded by taking five of the next six points up to a 22-14 lead, cruising on to a 25-19 second set victory by way of a Bertolino kill.

With a sweep in sight, Tech got off to a strong start once more in the third set as an ace by Bergmann gave the Jackets their fourth straight point to open the set. The Tigers drew back within one shortly after trailing 8-7, but a four-point run fueled by back-to-back aces off the hand of senior middle blocker Kayla Kaiser pushed Tech ahead 13-7. Just one Clemson point interrupted the run as the Jackets rattled off six straight points to follow, leaping out to a 19-8 advantage. The lead proved to be insurmountable for the Tigers as Georgia Tech rolled on to a 25-16 third set victory and match sweep.

Up Next

Georgia Tech will close out the regular season on the road at Florida State (19-8, 11-6 ACC) on Friday at 6 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla. Coverage information is available here.


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