Sept. 20, 2003
Lauren Sauer had a match high 15 kills and hit .480 as the No. 5 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated South Florida in three games, 30-15, 30-28, 30-25. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 11-0 while South Florida falls to 6-8 on the season. With the victory, the Yellow Jackets claim the 2003 Georgia Tech Invitational, their fourth tournament title of the season. Marisa Aston and Alexandra Preiss earned all-Tournament honors while Sauer was named the MVP of the tournament.
“This was a good weekend for us,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “We fought back to win against Wisconsin last night and after a long night, came back today and played well today Western Carolina and South Florida. I thought that Lauren had a great weekend. She’s worked really hard on her shot selection this season and did a great job of doing just that this weekend. Alexandra was a strong force for us at the net and Marisa played some great defense this weekend to keep us in points. This is just what we needed as we open with conference play next week.”
Tech’s offense was strong, outhitting the Bulls .355 to .134. Preiss and Moster each had 13 kills in the match while Jayme Gergen recorded nine. The Jackets won the battle at the net, recording nine blocks to the Bulls’ seven. Preiss led the way with six total blocks while Gergen followed with three. Defensively, Tech was led by Aston who recorded nine digs in the match while Keight Vincent and Kele Eveland each had seven.
Shameeka Mitchell led the Bulls with 13 kills and four digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Tuesday when they travel to Raleigh, NC, to face NC State in their Atlantic Coast Conference season opener.