Oct. 6, 2002
In front of a school-record crowd of 3,211, Alexandra Preiss recorded 17 kills and a season-high 10 block assists as the No. 23 Georgia Tech volleyball team held on for a five-game win over Florida State, 30-23, 30-18, 28-30, 29-31, 15-12. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 18-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference while the Seminoles fall to 10-6, 2-2 ACC.
“It was a tough, gritty win for our team and an important step in building our character and showing that we are good enough to win no matter what the adversity,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “We have relied on our passing and defense in past matches but established a new dimension with great blocking. Alexandra Preiss had a superior game with 17 kills and 10 block assists. We had balanced offense from Jayme Gergen, Lauren Sauer and Laura Kuhn. Blair Moon stepped up and had a great match both offensively and defensively and filled the void in Lynnette Moster’s absence.”
The Yellow Jackets outhit the Seminoles, .261 to .177 and recorded a team season-high of 19.5 blocks in the match. Blair Moon recorded a career high 12 kills and 12 digs and five blocks while Lauren Sauer notched 16 kills and four blocks. Jayme Gergen chipped in 13 kills and six block assists while Kele Eveland had 53 assists, five block assists and 15 digs. Defensively, Keight Vincent and Marisa Aston each recorded double-figure digs with 13 and 11 respectively.
Kristin Frye led the way for the Seminoles, recording a match-high 22 kills and 11 digs while Erica Bunch had 18 kills and three block assists.
Georgia Tech will return to action Friday in a match against Clemson at 7 p.m. in Jervey Gym.