Sept. 2, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Georgia Tech volleyball (2-4) fell to No. 4 Texas (3-1), 3-0, on Saturday afternoon as part of the USD Tournament at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Jackets play again at 8 p.m. ET against Villanova to finish out the tournament.
Head coach Michelle Collier says:
“We came out here to be challenged and to grow, we know that these matches will make us tougher and better in the long run. We need to take the positives out of these first two matches and play confident. Villanova is a great team and will present another big challenge. This group is resilient, and I have no doubt we are going to come out ready to play.”
How it happened:
The two teams started the set trading points, tying at 9-9 before Texas used a 4-0 run to take the lead at 14-10. The Jackets called a timeout but the Longhorns came back out with a 10-3 run to seal the set at 25-13.
Texas carried its momentum into the second set, taking a 7-1 lead. The Jackets couldn’t bounce back and Texas took the 2-0 lead with a 25-10 win of the second.
The Longhorns continued to lead into the third. Tech made a late run lead by senior Gabriela Stavnetchei but the set was out of reach as the Jackets fell short at 25-16.
Tech plays once more today, wrapping up the tournament against Villanova (3-2) at 8 p.m. ET.