Aug. 29, 2015
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team (3-1) used seven service aces to sweep The Citadel (1-3) in the final match Saturday night of the GT Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Midtown Invite.
How It Happened
Tech captured the opening set with a 25-13 victory punctuated with an 11-3 rally mainly behind the aggressive serving of London Ackermann, which kept The Citadel out of system. The Jackets carried that momentum into the second set, racing out to a 5-1 lead and winning 25-11. Tech held The Citadel to a .034 hitting clip in the third set to take the set and match, 25-12.
“I think we wanted to come out and set the tone right away, and carry it through three sets,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “I asked them to make this our best match of the tournament and make sure we’re consistent throughout the whole match, and I think we did a really good job of doing that. I’m really proud of their efforts tonight and how they were focused and determined to make that happen.”
-Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Askin set career highs in both kills (11) and aces (4), and tallied her first career double-double (11 kills, 10 digs).
-Junior Annika Van Gunst led all players with 12 kills and hit .550, making just one error on 20 swings.
-The Citadel did not record a block on Georgia Tech throughout the entire match.
-Junior London Ackermann (14) and Teegan Van Gunst (11) tallied double-digit digs.
-Tech out-hit the Bulldogs .343 to .020 for the match.
-The Jackets used every player on the roster in the win.
-Junior Teegan Van Gunst was named to the All-Tournament Team, after tallying 48 kills and averaging 3.43 kills per set on the weekend.
Georgia Tech takes to the road for the first time this season at the Georgia Challenge in Athens, Ga. Sept. 3-4. Tech plays Mercer on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.; then Tech plays a pair of matches Friday against Georgia Southern at 10 a.m. and Georgia at 7 p.m.
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