Nov. 4, 2003
Lynnette Moster recorded 15 kills and 10 digs as the No. 7 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Duke in three games, 30-24, 30-27, 30-22. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 24-1, 12-1 ACC while the Blue Devils fall to 9-16, 5-8 ACC.
“Tonight was the start of the rest of our season,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “The big question was how our team was going to bounce back and tonight we reestablished the core component of what makes us great; our blue collar work ethic. It didn’t take us long to remember how to play high-level volleyball. Lynnette and Lauren started the match of early with some great kills and then the middles got more involved to give us a balanced attack. Kele really showed leadership tonight and that makes her one of the best setters in the country.”
The Yellow Jackets used a balanced attack in the match as four Tech players finished the match in double-figure kills. In addition to Moster, Alexandra Preiss ended the night with 13 kills and hit .360, Lauren Sauer had 12 kills and hit .280 and Laura Kuhn had 10 kills while posting a .217 hitting percentage. Eveland recorded 53 assists in the match while helping Tech to a .299 hitting percentage on the night.
Defensively, Tech was outstanding, outdigging Duke, who leads the ACC in digs per game. The Jackets posted 52 digs while holding the Blue Devils to 35 digs as Marisa Aston had a match-high 17 digs. At the net, Tech recorded 10.5 blocks as Gergen, Preiss and Sauer each had four total blocks.
The Blue Devils were led by Sarah Salem who had 10 kills, hit .364 and had three block assists.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they host Florida State in O’Keefe Gymnasium at 6 p.m.