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Tech Protects Perfect O’Keefe Record, Celebrates 700th Win

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THE FLATS – On a historic night in O’Keefe Gymnasium, Georgia Tech volleyball (3-1) recorded its 700th Division I win with a 3-1 defeat over Lipscomb on Thursday night to open the Hyatt Regency Invitational.

How it happened:
The teams came out trading points but it wasn’t long before the Jackets took the lead, using a block off the hands of senior Kodie Comby and sophomore Mariana Brambilla to incite Lipscomb to call the first timeout at 12-9. Tech kept at it, moving its lead to 16-10 on back-to-back attack errors and the Bisons burned their second timeout of the set. Tech allowed the Bisons to tack on eight more points but back-to-back kills from sophomore Mikaila Dowd gave Tech the first set win at 25-18.

Tech kept the momentum heading into the second set, jumping to a 11-6 lead on a kill from freshman Julia Bergmann. The Bisons battled back, using a 5-0 run to tie the set at 13-13 and Tech called its first timeout. The Bisons and the Jackets went back and forth but a kill from Bergmann to make it 20-19 turned the tides back in favor of the Jackets. Tech wouldn’t give up the lead again and the White and Gold took the 2-0 lead at 25-22.

The third set was another close one with the Bisons leading 15-13 at the media timeout. Lipscomb snuck ahead by three at 17-14 and Tech called timeout. Back-to-back kills from Bergmann combined with an attack error knotted the score at 17-17. Lipscomb edged back out and this time for good, pocketing the set at 25-20.

The Jackets bounced back in the fourth, easily taking a 6-1 lead to cause Lipscomb to call their first timeout. Tech just kept on rolling, pushing its lead to 10-1 on a kill from Brambilla. The White and Gold didn’t let up, leading 19-8 on a kill from freshman Erin Moss.

Up next:
The Jackets close out the invitational on Friday night with a 7 p.m. first serve against IUPUI on ACCNX. The match marks the first meeting between the programs.

Tech Tidbits

  • Bergmann recorded her third double-double of the season with 19 kills and 13 digs.
  • Tech saw three players with double-digit kills: Bergmann, Dowd (17) and Brambilla (15).
  • Bergmann matched her career-high in kills with 19.
  • Sophomore Matti McKissock recorded a career-high 53 assists after becoming the 13th Jacket to surpass the 1,000 assist mark last weekend.

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