Oct. 24, 2003
Marisa Aston recorded a career-high 25 digs and Lynnette Moster added 21 kills as the No. 4 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated North Carolina 30-21, 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, Friday night in front of 1,437 fans. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 21-0, 9-0 ACC while the Tar Heels fall to 15-8, 6-3 ACC.
“This was a good win for us tonight in front of a great crowd,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Offensively, I thought Kele did a great job of getting our entire team involved and did a nice job of spreading things around. Jayme Gergen had a phenomenal game tonight, both as a blocker and as a hitter. Marisa’s defense tonight was great and she made some great digs which kept us in points and allowed us to run our offense. Alexandra, Lauren and Lynnette were all go-to hitters tonight that were important to us at key points in the match. North Carolina did a much better job tonight against us and came out and really played us tough. We were disappointed to drop the third game, but it was great to come back and play as well as we did in game four to win the match.”
Tech outhit the Tar Heels .315 to .203 and recorded 85 digs to the Tar Heels’ 65. At the net, the Jackets posted 11 blocks while Carolina only managed 5.
In addition to Moster, Lauren Sauer recorded 18 kills, followed by Alexandra Preiss who had 16 and Jayme Gergen who had 10. Gergen tallied a career-high eight total blocks in the match followed by Laura Kuhn who had four blocks. Defensively, Moster notched 17 digs on the night followed by Jennifer Randall who posted 13.
The Tar Heels were led by Dani Nyenhuis and Molly Pyles who each had 17 kills in the match. Pyles also had a team-high 16 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they host NC State in O’Keefe Gymnasium at 7 p.m.