Nov. 12, 2003
In front of a sesason-high 3,080 fans, Alexandra Preiss recorded 15 kills, five block assists and hit .520 as the No. 6 Georgia Tech volleyball swept Georgia in three games, 30-23, 30-27, 30-27. With the win the Yellow Jackets improve to 27-1 while the Bulldogs fall to 15-12. The victory for Tech marks the fifth consecutive win over Georgia.
“This was a great win tonight,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “I thought we had a good crowd that got to see an entertaining match and our fans were great. As has been the case all year, Kele did a great job of staying focused and leading us tonight. She did such a good job of spreading our offense around and going to the right hitters at the right time. I thought that in particular, Jayme and Alexandra were dominating. Between the two of them, they had only two hitting errors and that’s phenomenal. Anytime you beat Georgia it feels good and I know that our team is proud of the result tonight.”
Kele Eveland ran a strong offense as the team hit .327 for the match. In addition to Preiss, Lauren Sauer had a team-high 16 kills while Jayme Gergen notched 12 kills without an error and hit .426 and Laura Kuhn had nine kills and hit .333. Eveland recorded 53 assists in the match and also added a season-high seven kills.
Defensively, the Jackets were just as strong, recording 63 digs to the Bulldogs’ 48 and posting seven blocks to Georgia’s four. Marisa Aston posted a match-high 15 digs in the match, followed by Lynnette Moster who had 13 and Eveland who added 10. At the net, Sauer had three block assists followed by Eveland and Gergen who each had two.
The Bulldogs were led by Julia Petruschke who had 16 kills and 13 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they take on Clemson at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium. The match will be the final regular season home contest for seniors Kele Eveland, Alexandra Preiss and Keight Vincent.