Nov. 5, 2010
ATLANTA – Sophomore Monique Mead had a match-high 14 kills, but the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (15-11, 8-6 ACC) hit just .113 and fell to Florida State (16-8, 8-6), 3-0 (22-25, 23-25, 18-25) Friday night at O’Keefe Gym. The Seminoles used .290 hitting and 13.5 blocks to tie the Yellow Jackets for third place in the ACC. Tech had seven blocks.
Mead had her 14 kills on .207 hitting and no other Tech player had more than six. She also had seven digs. Freshman Jennifer Percy had six kills, while junior Bailey Hunter and sophomore Alexis Woodson had five kills and three total blocks apiece. Senior Jordan McCullers and Mary Ashley Tippins led the team with 10 digs and 30 assists, respectively.
In the first set, Florida State went on an early 5-0 run to open up a 10-7 lead. After a timeout, the Yellow Jackets answered with three quick ones to tie it up at 10. Later in the set, it was 18-15 Florida State when a 4-0 spurt by Tech gave it the lead back at 19-18. That would be the last lead for the Yellow Jackets as the Seminoles closed out on a 7-3 run to win 25-22. Woodson and Percy led the Yellow Jackets with four kills in the opening set as Tech hit .167 compared to Florida State’s .344.
The second set was close throughout as neither team led by more than two points until the Seminoles opened up a 19-16 lead. Georgia Tech tried to fight back and got within a point at 23-22 but the Seminoles would not give up the lead and allow the Jackets a run. After FSU got to set point at 24-22, the Jackets got one back but a FSU block closed out the set and sent the Seminoles into the break up 2-0 for the match. Mead had eight kills and hit .583 in the second set but Tech hit just .176 as a team while FSU was just under .300 at .297. The Seminoles also took advantage of five blocks.
The third set saw Florida State use two different 8-2 runs to take a 17-8 lead. The Yellow Jackets were never able to recover. They tried to chip away but were never able to get any closer than six points, at 24-18, as Florida State went on to complete the sweep.
Georgia Tech now hosts Miami tomorrow night at 7 p.m. It’s Girl Scout Night at O’Keefe Gym and anyone wearing their uniform will receive $1 admission as well as a special volleyball patch. Live video will be available at RamblinWreck.com and the match will also be broadcast on WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta and online at RamblinWreck.com.