Oct. 31, 2003
Lynnette Moster recorded 16 kills and 12 digs as the No. 4 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Virginia in three games, 30-26, 30-8, 30-23. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 23-0, 11-0 ACC while the Cavaliers fall to 20-7, 4-7 ACC.
“At times, I thought we played very well tonight, but at times, we struggled,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “I thought that Virginia did a great job tonight of coming out and keying in on our hitters early in the match and slowing us down. Fortunately for us, we’ve got five hitters who are in important part to our offense so it’s tough for teams to shut us down completely on offense. In the second and third games I thought that our defense did a much better job of getting to spots on the court and giving Kele some great passes to work with. Now, we’ve got a bus ride tonight to Maryland and we’ll start thinking about them first thing tomorrow morning.”
The Jackets had a strong offensive performance, outhitting the Cavaliers .336 to .112. In addition to Moster, Lauren Sauer and Alexandra Preiss each recorded 14 kills with Preiss tallying a .500 hitting percentage in the match. Jayme Gergen notched six kills on the night without a hitting error to post a .400 percentage. Kele Eveland ran the offense recording 49 assists and also five kills.
Paige Davis led Virginia with eight kills and seven digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they face Maryland at 7 p.m. in College Park, Md. in the Comcast Center.