Nov. 9, 2003
Lauren Sauer had 15 kills, hit .357, posted six digs and two block assists as the No. 7 Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Wake Forest in three games on Sunday, 30-23, 30-13, 30-24. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 26-1, 14-1 ACC while the Demon Deacons fall to 19-8, 8-6 ACC. The win also clinces the ACC regular season for the Jackets and guarantees them the number one seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament.
“We had great offensive diversity today and got key performances from all of our hitters,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “It’s so important for us to be firing on all cylinders as we make our final home stand and get ready for the ACC Tournament. I was impressed today with Lauren’s defensive and offensive performance. She showed this weekend that she’s become a better all-around player.”
Similar to last night, Tech’s offense was the story of the match as the Yellow Jackets posted a .363 team hitting percentage. In addition to Sauer, Laura Kuhn had nine kills while hitting .471, Jayme Gergen had eight kills and hit .438, Alexandra Preiss had 10 kills and hit .364 and Lynnette Moster had 11 kills and hit .259.
Defensively, the Jackets were solid, posting 56 digs and 8.5 blocks while holding the Demon Deacons to a .165 hitting percentage. At the net, Gergen had a match-high four blocks and she was followed by Moster, Sauer, Preiss, Eveland and Kuhn who each had two. Marisa Aston recorded a team-high 10 digs while Lynnette Moster and Kele Eveland each had nine.
The Demon Deacons were led by Valerie Rydberg who had 14 kills and 11 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Wednesday when they host the Georgia Bulldogs at 7 p .m. in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.