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Tech Sweeps Arkansas in Athens

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ATHENS, Ga. –  Georgia Tech volleyball (7-3) dominated Arkansas (5-6) on Thursday evening with a 3-0 sweep to open the Georgia Tournament.

Photos: Tech Sweeps Arkansas in Athens

Anthony McClellan

How it happened:
The Jackets came out fired up, taking a 15-10 lead off a block from sophomores Mariana Brambilla and Kayla Kaiser. Freshman Julia Bergmann served up back-to-back services aces, to match her career high with four, and the Razorbacks called a timeout with the Jackets up 17-10. Tech didn’t let up, easily pocketing the set at 25-16 on a kill from Bergmann.

The second set was a closer start but Tech took the early lead, taking a three-point edge on a kill from senior Kodie Comby to lead 15-12 at the media timeout. The Jackets took a 5-1 run to lead 20-13 on a kill from Bergmann to cement its lead. A kill from Brambilla sealed the set for Tech at 25-16 to give the Jackets the 2-0 lead.

The Jackets kept at it in the third, using four-straight kills from Brambilla to lead 16-9. The White and Gold continued to dominate the Razorbacks, reaching match point at 24-16 on a kill from Kaiser. Tech allowed Arkansas to tally one more points before a kill from Brambilla secured the sweep for the Jackets at 25-17 in the third.

Up next:
The Jackets get ready for some Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate in Athens on Friday night with a 7 p.m. matchup against Georgia on SEC+.

Tech Tidbits:

  • Bergmann recorded a career-high five service aces.
  • Three Jackets finished in double-digit kills: Comby (12), Brambilla (12) and Dowd (13).
  • Dowd led all players with 13 kills.
  • The Jackets moved to 6-0 all-time against the Razorbacks.

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