CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Closing out the 2019 regular season with its ninth Atlantic Coast Conference sweep, Georgia Tech volleyball (21-8, 14-4 ACC) topped the Miami Hurricanes (10-15, 6-12 ACC) 3-0 on Friday afternoon to secure a second-place finish in the ACC. It marks the Jackets’ best finish in conference play since 2004 when Tech went undefeated in ACC action.
— Georgia Tech Volleyball (@GTVolleyball) November 29, 2019
How it happened:
Tech came out of the gate hot, cruising to a 5-0 lead on a kill from sophomore Mariana Brambilla. The Jackets pushed their lead to seven at 10-3 on a kill from senior Kodie Comby but the Hurricanes battled back within two at 13-11. The Jackets moved back out to lead by four on a service ace from sophomore Kayla Kaiser but Miami brought the tally back within one at 18-17 and Tech called timeout. A kill from freshman Julia Bergmann pushed the Jackets lead back to four and Miami called timeout with the score at 22-18. Tech kept after it and secured the first set win at 25-21 on an attack error.
The second set had a closer start but the Jackets found their stride and used Bergmann’s third service ace of the match to lead 11-6 and the Hurricanes called timeout. Tech held its lead, using an attack error to make it 22-15 and Miami signaled for its second timeout. The Jackets closed out the set at 25-19 with a kill from Brambilla and Tech took the 2-0 lead.
Tech once again took the first real lead, using a block from Comby and sophomore Matti McKissock to lead 10-5 and Miami called timeout. The Hurricanes brought the score within one at 12-11 but the Jackets responded with a kill from Kaiser. Back-to-back kills from sophomore Mikaila Dowd moved the score to 17-13. Tech took set point at 24-18 on a service ace from McKissock and she landed another to hand Tech the sweep at 25-18.
The Jackets await their fate for a postseason bid. The 2019 NCAA Selection show will air on ESPNU at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 1.
- Tech’s second-place finish in the ACC is its best since 2004 when the Jackets went undefeated in ACC play for the regular season conference title.
- The sweep was Tech’s ninth ACC shutout.
- It was the second time this season Tech shutout the Hurricanes.
- Tech is 14-1 in its last 15 matches.
- Brambilla and Bergmann both recorded 10 kills, tying for the match high.
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