NORMAN, Okla. – Georgia Tech volleyball (6-1) kicked off the OU Nike Invitational on Friday night with a 3-0 sweep of Louisiana (4-5). The sweep was Tech’s fourth of the 2019 season and first outside of O’Keefe Gymnasium.
How it happened:
The Jackets came ready to play, taking a 12-7 lead off back-to-back kills from freshman Julia Bergmann and Louisiana called the first timeout of the match. Tech didn’t let up, moving its lead to 21-14 on a kill from sophomore Mariana Brambilla and inciting the Ragin’ Cajuns to call their second timeout of the set. Tech allowed only four more points, taking the first set at 25-18.
The Jackets carried the momentum into the second set, jumping to a 10-5 lead on a service ace from sophomore Maddie Tippett. The Jackets took three more to make it an eight-point lead but a 5-1 run by the Ragin’ Cajuns brought Louisiana back within four and Tech called timeout with the lead at 14-10. The Jackets made their way back to lead 19-13 on an ace from Brambilla and Louisiana called its second timeout. A service ace from sophomore Matti McKissock secured the set for the Jackets at 25-17 for the 2-0 lead.
The third set was the closest. The Jackets led 15-12 at the media timeout on a kill from Bergmann. The Ragin’ Cajuns came within one at 18-17 but Tech pushed back out, leading 20-17 and Louisiana called timeout. The Ragin’ Cajuns battled back to knot the score at 22-22 and the Jackets called timeout.
The Jackets continue play in the invitational Saturday with two matches, taking on Arizona State at 2:30 p.m. ET before closing out the weekend against host Oklahoma at 8 p.m. ET.
ACC Network has launched!
The ACC Network is a linear and digital platform dedicated to 24/7 coverage of ACC sports that launched on Aug. 22, 2019. It will exclusively televise approximately 450 live events each year, including 40 football games (beginning with Georgia Tech’s 2019 season opener at Clemson on Aug. 29), as well as 150 men’s and women’s basketball contests.
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