Sept. 6, 2002
Behind a career high 24 kills from Lynnette Moster and 17 kills from Alexandra Preiss, the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated No. 22 Louisville in three games, 30-28, 30-26, 34-32 in the Georgia Tech Courtyard by Marriott Classic. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 5-1 while the Cardinals fall to 3-1.
“What an inspired match tonight,” said head coach Bond Shymansky, who earned his first victory against a ranked team tonight. “We got consistent and energetic play from every player on our team and I was proud of our ability to battle in every point with a ranked team like Louisville. The home crowd in O’Keefe gymnasium had a tremendous impact in the match tonight and they turned out the be the difference in the match.”
In front of a season-high 1,197 fans, the Yellow Jackets outhit the Cardinals .255 to .248, and outdug Louisville 55 to 51. Defensively, Tech was led by Moster with 14 digs, followed Marisa Aston who had a season high 13 digs. Kele Eveland led the offense with a season high 57 assists and seven digs.
The Cardinals were led by Bing Sun who netted 11 kills, followed by Sonja Percan, who left the match during the second game with an ankle injury.
Georgia Tech returns to action on Saturday against Miami (Ohio) at 7 p.m. in the final match of the Courtyard by Marriott Classic in O’Keefe Gymnasium.