Oct. 16, 2003
With a 7-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the No. 4 Georgia Tech volleyball team (19-0) completes its recent four-match road swing when they take on Florida State (10-9, 1-5 ACC) Saturday at 6 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on WREK radio (91.1 FM) in the Atlanta area beginning at 5:45 p.m. and live audio streaming may be heard at www.wrek.org. Fans may also follow livestats at www.ramblinwreck.com.
“Florida State graduated a number of people off last year’s team and have a couple of freshmen playing for them this year,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Those freshmen are clearly going to be their future, but they are still trying to find their game and adjusting to the level of play in college. Their coach definitely gets them to work hard and when you go into an opponents’ gym and they start outworking you, you never know how things will shake out. Our matches the last few years have been very competitive and I expect this year to be no different.”
Saturday’s match marks the 26th meeting between the Yellow Jackets and Seminoles, with Tech holding the edge, 19-6. Tech defeated Florida State three times last year, including the finals of the ACC Championship.
The Yellow Jackets continue to be led by Alexandra Preiss (Berlin, Germany), Kele Eveland (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Lynnette Moster (Liberty, Ind.). Preiss currently is ranked first in the conference in hitting percentage (.431) and eighth in the league in blocks per game (1.20). Eveland leads the ACC in assists per game (14.87) while Moster leads the ACC in kills per game (4.48) and is fifth in the league in service aces per game (0.43).
“Our team is making a strong push through this two week road swing that we’ve been on, which is important,” said Shymansky. “If you can go out and win on the road, then you have a much better chance of winning at home and I like to think that we are going to continue on a pretty successful streak.”