Nov. 3, 2001
Playing in her final Atlantic Coast Conference home match, senior Maja Pachale recorded 18 kills and became the all-time career kill leader at Tech as the Yellow Jacket volleyball team defeated NC State in three games, 30-16, 30-18, 30-17. With the win, Tech improves to 16-6, 10-4 ACC while the Wolfpack fall to 6-18, 1-13 in the league.
Pachale surpassed the record of 1,749 kills held by former outside hitter Cris Omiecinski who played at Tech from 1992-1995.
In addition to Pachale, seniors Kyleen Bell and Dori Pap played in their final home conference match and made the most of their time. Pap tallied a career high 12 kills and hit a team-high .556 while Bell notched five kills, five digs, and one block solo.
“Senior night was very special for us tonight and I was so happy to see Ky, Maja, and Dori all play so well in such an exciting home event,” said head coach Shelton Collier.
Tech’s offense was virtually unstoppable recording 55 kills and hitting a season high .406. On the other hand, NC State struggled throughout and notched only 28 kills while hitting just .090.
The Wolfpack were led by Melanie Rowe who recorded eight kills, followed by Allison Kreager who had five. Defensively, Caroline Frede notched a team-high eight digs.
“We hope to build more and more momentum as we head into the ACC Tournament and this match really allowed us to play well and gain a lot of confidence,” said Collier.
Georgia Tech will return to action on Friday, November 9th when they travel to take on the Virginia Cavaliers.