ATLANTA (Oct. 5) — Georgia Tech’s volleyball team dropped its second consecutive match Tuesday night, as North Carolina took down the Jackets in Atlanta by a 3-1 score (15-9, 13-15, 15-9, 15-4).
After splitting the opening two games, the Tar Heels (13-3, 5-0 ACC) took control during the third game and capitalized on a series of Yellow Jackets’ errors to win the final game handily.
Carolina junior outside hitter Casey Simpson from the Atlanta suburb of Marietta led the Heels offensive attack, posting 18 kills on the night. Setter Eve Rackman who contributed 53 assists also aided the Tar Heel offense.
Tech (12-5, 2-2 ACC) which fell two games behind leaders UNC and Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference race with the loss, continues to struggle on its home floor, where the Jackets have compiled all five of their losses this season.
In the losing effort, Tech sophomore middle blocker Anna Nedderman contributed 10 kills and three blocks while hitting for a team-high .333 hitting percentage, while sophomore outside hitter Maja Pachale led the team with 20 kills.
Georgia Tech next takes the floor on Friday night at home in O’Keefe Gymnasium against N.C. State in a 7:30 p.m. contest.