DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 28) — The Georgia Tech (12-3, 2-0) volleyball team defeated Duke University (5-6, 1-2) in four games on Tuesday night by the scores of 5-15, 15-12, 15-8, 15-10.
After hitting a dismal .174 to Duke’s .483 in game one and losing 5-15, the Yellow Jackets rebounded to outhit the Blue Devils in game two .348 to Duke’s .265 and win 15-12. Georgia Tech grabbed large leads in both games three and four, allowing the Yellow Jackets to claim the victory.
“Road wins are a very important part of earning a bid into the NCAA Tournament, so this was a big win for our team,” said head coach Shelton Collier.
Georgia Tech’s offense was led by Sara McKee (16-3-30) who hit an impressive .433 on the evening as well as Kyleen Bell (12-2-24) who averaged .417, Teryl Townsend (14-2-38) who hit .316, and Maja Pachale (19-4-49) who hit .306. As a team the Jackets hit .321, their high in conference play.The offense was directed by Carolyn Clevenger who chipped in 56 assists on the evening and 14 digs.
Defensively, the Yellow Jackets had strong net play from Anna Nedderman who collected a season high nine block assists, and Teryl Townsend who had seven block assists. For the match, Georgia Tech collected 11 defensive stuffs.
Duke was led by Jami Ediger who had 15 kills on the night and Ashley Harris who had 17 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return home to O’Keefe Gymnasium on Friday night to face #13 Clemson (13-0, 2-0) at 7:30. There will be free food to the first 200 in attendance provided by Chic-fil-A.