Sept. 28, 2003
Marisa Aston recorded a season-high 22 digs and Lynnette Moster recorded 12 kills and hit .429 as the No. 5 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated North Carolina in three games, 30-21, 30-16, 30-23. With the win, Georgia Tech improves to 13-0, 2-0 ACC while the Tar Heels fall to 10-5, 2-1 ACC. The win marked the first time Tech had defeated North Carolina in Carmichael since the 1997 season.
“We have really gelled as a team and executed our offensive game plan very well today,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “It is very gratifying to beat North Carolina in their own gym for the first time since I’ve been at Tech. But, we are certainly not satisfied yet. Our middles did a great job of controlling the net and Marisa had a fantastic defensive match playing with a lot of heart and intensity. It’s tough to win on the road in the ACC so it was important for us to come up and stake our claim. I’m very proud of our team and the maturity they showed this weekend.”
The Jackets overpowered the Tar Heels throughout the match, outhitting North Carolina .387 to .092, recording 58 digs to the Tar Heels 48 and outblocking the Tar Heels 9 to 2. Several Jackets had outstanding afternoons as Jayme Gergen had 10 kills and hit .556 with four block assists, Alexandra Preiss turned in 10 kills and hit .500 and had five block assists and Lauren Sauer recorded 10 kills while hitting .333 and recording four block assists. Defensively, Keight Vincent and Kele Eveland had 10 digs with Eveland recording 42 assists in the match.
Molly Pyles led the Tar Heels with 17 kills and 13 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Friday when they host Maryland in O’Keefe Gymnasium at 7 p.m.