Oct. 19, 2004
Behind a career high 17 kills from Lindsey Gray and a career high 11 kills from Nikki Kaminskas, the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Georgia State Tuesday night, 3-1 (28-30, 30-22, 30-21, 30-20). With the win, the Yellow Jackets have won 12 straight, improving to 14-5 on the season while the Panthers drop to 8-13.
“This was a great night for two of our freshmen in Lindsey and Nikki. I thought that they both had excellent nights,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “At times, Lindsey was just dominating at the net and to only record three hitting errors in a four game match shows that she has a bright future ahead of her here at Tech. In addition, Nikki showed tonight the middle hitter that she can become, hitting for kills behind the setter and I thought she really did a good job of getting up for ones in transition, which is something we’ve been working on this year.”
Gray finished the night with 17 kills on 30 attempts, to post a career high .467 percentage and also had a career high eight digs on the night. Kaminskas ended the match hitting .316 on 19 swings. In addition to Gray and Kaminskas, Lynnette Moster posted a match-high 25 kills and hit .442 while adding 14 digs. Jayme Gergen followed with 14 kills, hitting .500 in the match and posting seven total blocks. Laura Kuhn and Lindsey Laband each added seven kills and three block assists.
Defensively, Jacque Beebe posted a career high five digs in the match, while Laband had 10 and Aston posted eight.
Tech’s offense was strong, hitting .393 as a team while holding the Panthers to a .215 percentage in the match as Laband posted 63 assists in the match. The Jackets also posted eight blocks while Georgia State only had one block the entire evening.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Friday when they travel to Raleigh, NC to face NC State in Reynolds Coliseum at 7 p.m.