Oct. 23, 2001
Clemson, SC – Behind the hitting of middle blockers Alexandra Preiss and Kyleen Bell, who combined for 41 of the Jackets’ 78 kills in the match, the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Clemson in four games, 30-18, 28-30, 30-34, 30-27. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 13-5, 8-3 in the conference, while the Tigers fall to 6-13, 2-9 in the league.
“So many times road wins are simply survive, get a win, and get out of town,” said head coach Shelton Collier. “This was another hard working win for us. Our middle attack was very strong tonight, which was a major plus for our offense.”
Preiss tallied a career-high 25 kills and also tallied six block assists, while Bell chipped in 16 kills. All night, the middle attack was virtually unstoppable, as both Preiss and Bell combined for just three hitting errors in the match. The two combined for a .447 hitting percentage on the night. Defensively, Kele Eveland led the Jackets recording 23 digs, followed by Maja Pachale who notched 22. Amanda Hess chipped in 16 digs, followed by Keight Vincent who had 10.
The Tigers were led by Ryane Beasley who had 16 kills and 14 digs, followed by Leslie Finn who had 14 kills and 17 digs.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Tallahasse, Fla., to take on Florida A&M at 2 p.m.