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Tech Rolls to Second-Straight Home Sweep

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THE FLATS – Mariana Brambilla notched her fourth-straight double-double (17k, 11d) and Julia Bergmann hit a clip of .684 with 13 kills and seven digs as Georgia Tech swept Florida State, 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-20), for the second-straight time on Thursday at O’Keefe Gymnasium.

How it Happened:

Tech got off to a fast start again in the first set, behind three early kills from Mikaila Dowd (9k, 7d) to jump out to an 11-3 advantage. Tech’s dominance continued, with a 9-1 run to extend the score to 19-9. The Jackets rolled the rest of the way to a 25-14 win in set one. Brambilla led the way with four kills, while Bergmann and Dowd added three apiece.

That momentum carried into the second set, with the Jackets jumping out to a 12-4 lead behind Brambilla and Bergmann. Florida State cut into the lead a bit with kills from Emma Clothier, Morgan Chacon and an ace from Lily Tessier, but a Brambilla kill ended the run as the Jackets held onto a 15-8 lead about midway through. Florida State cut the lead to five on a kill from Jasmyn Martin, but Erin Moss (5-0-9) answered right back as Tech went on to roll the rest of the way, taking the second set by a score of 25-17.

Florida State started strong in the third set, building an early 3-1 lead, but Tech would quickly tie it back up with a Kayla Kaiser kill followed by a Florida State attack error. The Yellow Jackets would take their first lead of the set, 4-3, on a kill from Brambilla, her 12th. But the Seminoles would put up a fight, taking an 11-9 lead before the Jackets were forced to take timeout. Florida State hung onto that lead until Brambilla tied the score at 15. A couple of Florida State errors turned the tide in Tech’s favor, as the Jackets jumped out to an 18-15 lead on a kill by Dowd, forcing Florida State to call time. Tech clung to its three-point lead until a kill from Dowd put them up 23-19. A Florida State service error led to match point, which was killed by Brambilla to give the Jackets the 25-20 win in the set and second-straight home sweep.

Up next, Georgia Tech heads back out on the road to face Wake Forest, Oct. 14 & 15 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Both matches will be on ACC Network, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.

Notes

  • Dating back to last season, this is the first time Georgia Tech has ever swept Florida State in three-straight matches since the teams started playing each other in 1991.
  • Bergmann started the match 7-for-7, finishing with a .684 hitting percentage, just shy of her career high.
  • Brambilla has now reached a double-double in four-straight matches
  • Overall, Georgia Tech improved to 33-22 (20-10 at home) in the all-time series against Florida State.

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