Oct. 15, 2005
Head coach Bond Shymansky recorded his 50th Atlantic Coast Conference victory as the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated NC State, 3-0 (30-19, 30-23, 18-30, 30-28) Saturday. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 10-7, 6-2 ACC while the Wolfpack fall to 6-11, 0-9 ACC. With Shymansky’s victory, he becomes the fastest coach in conference history to record 50 wins, needing only 56 matches.
The Yellow Jackets were led by Talisa Kellogg, who posted a career-best 19 kills and hit .308, followed by Laura DeMichelis, who on her 19th birthday recorded a career-high 18 kills and hit .220 and Ulrike Stegemann who tallied 17 kills and hit .286. Freshman Callie Miller also finished the match with double-figure kills, posting 11 kills and hitting .200. Lindsey Laband ran the offense, recording a season-best 63 assists in the match.
Defensively, Tech was led by Jennifer Randall who notched a match-high 18 digs in the match while Laband added 11 digs.
NC State was led by Stefani Eddins, who recorded 17 kills and hit .536.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Friday when they host Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium.
In the first game, Tech took an early 6-2 lead and never looked back. The Jackets led by as many as 10 points at 24-14 as Tech capitalized on several NC State hitting errors and went on to win, 30-19. In that game, the Jackets offense was efficient, hitting .244 and recording 19 kills Kellogg led the way recording six kills and hitting .455 while Stegemann notched four kills followed by DeMichelis and Miller who each had three. Defensively, Randall posted six digs while Laband notched 15 assists. The Wolfpack were held to a .097 hitting percentage.
The second game was much like the first, with Tech’s offense posting a .293 percentage while holding the Wolfpack to a .212 percentage. Tech scored the first point of the game on a service ace from Kellogg and held its lead the entire game, leading by as many as 11 points at 28-17. The Jackets went on to win the game, 30-23 on a backrow attack from Showers into the middle of the court. In the game, Kellogg led the Jackets with five kills and hit .444 while Kaminskas and DeMichelis each posted four kills. Laband ran the offense with 15 assists in the game while Randall recorded four digs.
In game three, the Jackets offense struggled, recording only a .093 percentage while the Wolfpack hit .560. Miller led the way with five kills while Kellogg and Stegemann each added three. With the score 9-9, the Jackets recorded two straight errors to give NC State a 11-9 lead and the Wolfpack never looked back, quickly building an 18-11 lead on poor passing by the Jackets which led to several hitting errors. The Wolfpack cruised to win the third game, 30-18, recording the final point of the game on a kill down the line by Casey Wyatt. NC State was led by Eddins in the game who recorded six kills on six attempts for a perfect hitting percentage in the game.
The score was tied at 9-9 in game four before the Yellow Jackets went on a 8-3 run with kills from Stegemann and DeMichelis and a block from Laband and Miller. With the score 17-12, the Wolfpack then narrowed the margin to 21-18 on two kills from Iboaya and a kill from Blakewood. The Jackets then led 28-24 on a kill from Kellogg, but NC State cut it to two points with two kills from Eddins and a hitting error from Stegemann. With the score 29-28, DeMichelis recorded a cross court kill to give the Jackets the game, 30-28.