Sept. 10, 2010
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia Tech Volleyball team (4-3) committed just one attacking error and hit .526 as it snapped a two-match losing streak with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-16) win over Florida Gulf Coast (2-7), Friday afternoon at the Bulldog Invitational.
“I thought we executed the game plan real well and did a nice job of finishing,” said head coach Tonya Johnson. “That is something we talked about all week and it showed. It was a solid effort by everyone this afternoon. Now we need to get ready for two tough matches tomorrow in Washington and Georgia.”
Tech committed just one attacking error and doubled the Eagles in points, 64.0-32.0. The Jackets hit a season-best .526 while holding FGCU to a .228 clip. Junior Bailey Hunter led a balanced scoring attack with 14 kills and hit .538. Sophomore Monique Mead hit a team-best .667 with 12 kills, while junior Asia Stawicka had 11 kills and a .476 attacking percentage. Sophomore Alexis Woodson had six kills in nine attempts for Tech, while freshman Jennifer Percy added five kills on 11 swings.
Georgia Tech hit .621 in the first set en route to a 25-14 win. Tech raced out to a 6-2 lead and never looked back as the four-point spread would be as close as the Eagles could get. It was 14-9 Jackets when they went on an 8-1run to put the set away. Stawicka and Mead had five kills apiece for the Yellow Jackets.
The Yellow Jackets broke open the second set with an 11-2 run to take a commanding 15-4 lead as Florida Gulf Coast burned both of its timeouts. The Eagles were never able to get back in it as the Jackets went on to win 25-9. Hunter led Tech with five kills in the frame as they hit .571.
The third set was closer as Florida Gulf Coast hung in for the first half of it. Tech held a slim 14-12 lead when it closed out on an 11-4 run to win 25-16 and sweep the match.
The Yellow Jackets will continue play in the Bulldog Invitational with two more matches tomorrow. Georgia Tech will take on No. 9 Washington at 10 a.m. and then Georgia at 7 p.m. Both matches tomorrow will be broadcast on WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta and online at www.RamblinWreck.com.