No. 7 Volleyball Blanks Florida State

Nov. 8, 2003

Final Stats

Lauren Sauer connected for 15 kills and hit .414 as the No. 7 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Florida State in three games, 30-16, 31-29, 30-22 in front of 1,187 fans on Saturday night. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 25-1, 13-1 ACC while the Seminoles fall to 14-14, 4-10 ACC.

Tech’s offense was the story of the night as the team hit .381 in the match and only recorded seven errors in the match, the first time they’d hit that effeciently in over a month. In addition to Sauer, Alexandra Preiss had nine kills and hit .474 while Jayme Gergen had nine kills and hit .409.

“This was another good win for us tonight,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “No question, our offense was a major part of our success tonight. We’ve worked hard this week in practice on improving the speed of our offense and trying to cut down on our errors, and tonight, we did just that. Kele did a good job of spreading things around, and overall, I just thought we were aggressive with our shots. We’ve still got some work to do on shutting down opponents’ outside hitters, but all in all I was very pleased with the win.”

Defensively, the Jackets were led by Jennifer Randall who tallied a match-high 12 digs, followed by Marisa Aston who had nine. At the net, Gergen recorded four blocks while Laura Kuhn had two.

The Seminoles were led by Kristen Rust who tallied 16 kills and hit .375. She was followed by Amanda Santos who had 12 kills and recorded a .375 hitting percentage.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Sunday when they host Wake Forest (19-7, 8-5 ACC) at 2 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.

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