Nov. 15, 2003
Marisa Aston had a career-high 29 digs and Jayme Gergen recorded 16 kills, five blocks and hit .577 as the No. 6 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Clemson Saturday night in four games, 30-24, 27-30, 30-15, 30-24. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 28-1, 15-1 ACC while the Tigers fall to 17-15, 6-10 ACC.
“What a great way for our seniors to finish out their careers in O’Keefe,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “It was hard for us to focus in the early part of the match with emotions running high, but the leadership and unity that our seniors provide for our team pushed through and helped us close out the regular season on a good note. The fans in attendance were all so appreciative of our seniors and what they’ve meant and it makes me proud to be their coach. We have one day to smile and then we are going to grit our teeth and get ready for the ACC Tournament.”
Kele Eveland ran a steady offense, as four players ended the match with double-figure kills. In addition to Gergen, Lynnette Moster had a match-high 19 kills, while Lauren Sauer connected for 14 and Alexandra Priess recorded 11. Eveland finished the match with 59 assists as the team hit .321 in the contest.
The Tigers were held to a .172 hitting percentage as defensively the Jackets outdug Clemson 67u to 50. In addition to Aston, Moster had 12 digs followed by Keight Vincent who had 8. At the net, the Jackets were strong as the team recorded 10 blocks in the match. Priess had four block assists on the night followed by Moster, Eveland and Kuhn who each had two.
Liz Beckham led the Tigers recorded 17 kills and 11 digs in the match.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Friday as they head to the ACC Tournament as the number one seed. Tech is scheduled to take on the winner of the NC State/Florida State match in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at 1:30 p.m. at the Disney Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.