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Tech Volleyball Falls to #14 Northern Iowa in Four Games

Aug. 31, 2002

Box Score

The Georgia Tech (2-1) volleyball team played a tough match, but fell to No. 14 Northen Iowa (4-1) in four games, 30-27, 18-30, 23-30, 20-30. Lynnette Moster led the Jackets with 15 kills and 15 digs, followed by Alexandra Preiss who had 12 kills and four block assists.

“We came out of the gates on fire, and had next to perfect execution, which is what we needed to beat Northern Iowa,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Our inexperience as a team got exposed later in the match, but overall, we made a lot of positive improvements as a squad and I see a bright future in the rest of the season.”

In game one the Jackets were led by Moster who had eight kills and seven digs. Kele Eveland notched 19 assists in the game, while Jayme Gergen had five kills and hit .833.

Game two was a different story as Northen Iowa’s offense was too tough for the Jackets and Tech’s offense began to struggle, hitting only .034. Lauren Sauer and Preiss each had three kills in the game, and Marisa Aston notched four digs.

In game three, the Jackets outhit the Panthers .278 to .178, but the Panthers still managed to win the game, 30-23. Moster and Preiss both had four kills in the game. In addition, Preiss notched three block assists while Moster had three digs.

Game four was tight, with both teams going back and forth. However, with the game at 16-17, the Panthers went on a six point scoring run, making the score 16-23. The Jackets could never recover, and Northern Iowa held on for the win, 30-20. In the game, Eveland had three digs, while Moster had three kills.

Georgia Tech returns to action at 8 p.m. Saturday when they play George Mason in the final match of the Doubletree/Brion’s Grille Patriot Invitational.

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