Sept. 7, 2002
Lynnette Moster connected on 19 kills and Kele Eveland notched 17 digs to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 3-1 win over Miami University, 30-12, 30-19, 20-30, 31-29. With the win, Georgia Tech captured the 2002 Courtyard by Marriott Classic Title, improving its record to 6-1, while the RedHawks fall to 3-4.
Earning all-tournament honors for the Jackets were Kele Eveland, who averaged 12.09 assists per game and 3.45 digs per game, followed by Alexandra Preiss, who averaged 2.55 kills per game and 1.18 blocks and game. Lynnette Moster was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Performer after averaging 5.73 kills per game and hitting .336 for the weekend.
“I was proud of the team’s effort this weekend,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “It was great to start off our home season with three wins and with such great crowd support. We played inspiring defense all weekend and did some very good things offensively. I thought that Lynnette Moster played incredible, and we also had some great peformances from Kele Eveland and Alexandra Preiss.”
Against the RedHawks, the Yellow Jackets played strong defensively, holding Miami to a .169 hitting percentage, and outblocking them 14 to seven. Jayme Gergen, Laura Kuhn and Preiss each recorded five block assists in the match, followed by Blair Moon who tallied four. Keight Vincent added 10 digs followed by Jennifer Randall who had nine. Offensively, Lauren Sauer and Kuhn connected on nine kills (.615 percentage) followed by Gergen who had eight (.462 percentage).
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they face arch-rival Georgia in Athens at 7 p.m.
2002 Courtyard by Marriott Classic all-Tournament TeamBing Sun, LouisvilleTara Buroker, Miami UniversityFiorella Aita, Florida A&MAdriana Kostadinova, Florida A&MKele Eveland, Georgia TechAlexandra Preiss, Georgia TechLynnette Moster (MVP), Georgia Tech