Sept. 13, 2014
NASHVILLE – The Georgia Tech volleyball team (4-4) fell 3-0 (26-28, 17-25, 18-25) to the Utah Utes (8-0) Saturday at the Lipscomb Invite at Allen Arena.
Sophomore Annika Van Gunst led Georgia Tech with 11 kills, while Teegan Van Gunst added eight and Courtney Felinski contributed seven. Sophomore London Ackermann anchored the back row defense with 12 digs.
Utah ran a balanced offense and well-distributed defense with three players that had double-digit kills and three additional players with double-digit digs.
The first set was a back-and-forth battle with five tied scores and two lead changes. Tech gained the momentum and took a 21-14 lead, but the Utes proved resilient using a 10-3 run to tie the set 24-24. Tech had a chance to put the game away with a 25-24 lead, but a service error put the Utes back in the set and Utah won, 28-26.
Utah established the momentum with a 6-0 lead in game two and a 6-2 lead in game three to win the remaining sets 25-17 and 25-18, respectively.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action at the Lipscomb Invitational on Saturday against ETSU at 5 p.m. ET.