Sept. 8, 2016
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team (5-2) swept Georgia State (3-4) in the Yellow Jackets’ home opener as part of the Georgia Challenge at O’Keefe Gym.
How It Happened
The Jackets rebounded from a 7-2 deficit with eight straight points to take a 10-7 lead thanks to the aggressive serving by Lauren Pitz with three aces and Tech’s blocking at the net in game one. The momentum stayed in Tech’s favor with the Jackets winning 25-19.
Down 8-7 in game two, Georgia Tech scored four straight points to take an 11-8 lead. The Jackets kept their foot on the gas pedal and won the set 25-21 capped off with a kill by Gabriela Stavnetchei.
With an 18-15 advantage in game three, the Jackets scored the final seven points of the game to win the set 25-15 and the match 3-0.
“It was a slow start, but I think we kept getting better,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “I think we stayed focused on the things we needed to do. We kept getting better after every set and every point. I think we finished out playing some pretty good volleyball, so that was good to carry over to tonight.”
– The Jackets haven’t lost a set to Georgia State since Oct. 19, 2004.
– Teegan Van Gunst tallied nine kills and led the back row with 12 digs, while Annika Van Gunst and Gabriela Stavnetchei recorded eight kills each.
– Stavnetchei put up 10 digs.
– Tech out-hit the Panthers .315 to .167
The Jackets take on Kennesaw State tonight at 7 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra
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