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No. 21 Volleyball Sweeps Tennessee Tech

Sept. 11, 2004

Jayme Gergen hit a season high .524, posting 13 kills and six blocks as the No. 21 Georgia Tech volleyball team swept Tennessee Tech in three games, 30-23, 30-21, 30-22 Saturday in the Renaissance/Georgia Tech Invitational. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 2-4 while the Golden Eagles fall to 1-5.

“Lauren Sauer continued on a tear tonight and Jayme Gergen was once again fabulous as a middle attacker,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “We played a little rusty and had a few unforced errors that are uncharacteristic for our team, but now we can focus on tomorrow’s match against Ohio State. Our freshman Lindsey Gray stepped in and took command of the backrow for us as a defensive specialist for the injured Abby Showers and provided a lot of good ball control plays that helped steady the ship for us during the match.”

Offensively, the Jackets posted a season-high .345 team hitting percentage. Lindsey Laband led the offense with 49 assists in the match. Lauren Sauer had a match-high 14 kills and hit .370 while Lynnette Moster had 12 kills and hit .200. Laura Kuhn chipped in six kills and hit .455 while Ulrike Stegemann had four kills and hit .571

Defensively, Tech posted 50 digs and 10 blocks as a team. Aston had a match-high 12 digs while Moster added 11 and Lindsey Gray chipped in a career-high nine. At the net, Nikki Kaminskas, Laband and Kuhn each had four block assists.

Tennessee Tech was held to a .241 hitting percentage in the match as Anne Morrow led the team with 13 kills and hit .476 while defensively Laura Tyburski had 14 kills.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Sunday, Sept. 12 when they take on Ohio State (5-0) in the final match of the Renaissance/Georgia Tech Invitational at 2 p.m.

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