Oct. 4, 2003
Alexandra Preiss recorded 11 kills on 11 attempts, tying an NCAA record for hitting percentage in a single match as the No. 5 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Virginia in three games, 30-14, 30-11, 30-16. With the win the Yellow Jackets improve to 16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference and have now equaled the 1996 team for the best start in school history. Virginia falls to 17-3, 1-3 ACC.
Tech’s offense was outstanding, hitting .556 in the match while holding the Cavaliers to a .087 percentage. In addition to Preiss, Lauren Sauer recorded 14 kills and a .684 percentage, Lynnette Moster had 12 kills and hit .320, Laura Kuhn had nine kills and hit .529 while Jayme Gergen had eight kills and hit .429. Kele Eveland ran the offense, recording 44 assists in the match.
The Jackets’ defense was just as good, recording 55 digs and holding Virgina to only 26. Moster led Tech with 14 digs and she was followed by Jennifer Randall who had 12. At the net, Gergen had four block assists while Kuhn added three.
Shannon Boyle led the Cavaliers with eight kills and Whitney Ashcraft recorded 10 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Friday when they travel to take on Wake Forest at 7 p.m. in Winston-Salem, NC.