Oct. 3, 2003
Jayme Gergen recorded a career high 17 kills and hit .565 while Lynnette Moster had 24 kills and 20 digs as the No. 5 Georgia Tech volleyball defeated Maryland in four games, 30-25, 32-34, 30-22, 30-22. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 14-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference while the Terrapins fall to 13-4, 2-1 ACC.
“Maryland came out after us right away in game one like we know every team will that walks into our gym this season,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “They were a tremendous blocking team and stifled our offense for much of the match. We got great production out of our middles and passed well all game. Jayme played possessed tonight and was an inspiration and driving force for our team tonight. We still have a few kinks to work out and we need to get inspired to play better as we prepare for two matches tomorrow.”
The Jackets used a steady offense to defeat the Terrapins as the team posted a .337 hitting percentage and four starters ended the match with double-figure kills. In addition to Moster and Gergen, Alexandra Preiss recorded 22 kills and Laura Kuhn added 14. Kele Eveland paced the offense, recording a season-high 76 assists.
Defensively, Tech recorded 84 digs to Maryland’s 66. Other than Moster, Marisa Aston recorded 15, followed by Keight Vincent with 14, while Jennifer Randall added 10. Alexandra Preiss led the Jackets at the net, recording a season high 7 block assists followed by Eveland who had 5.
Lynnsy Jones led the Terrapins with 19 kills while Rachel Wagener recorded 12 kills and 12 total blocks. Defensively, Maria Dilivio had 18 digs in the match.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they take on Georgia State at 1 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. matchup with Virginia in O’Keefe Gymnasium.