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Volleyball Hangs on to Defeat No. 24 Kansas State

Sept. 14, 2002

Final Stats

Lynnette Moster recorded 26 kills (.328 percentage) and 13 digs and Jennifer Randall notched a career high 14 digs to lead the Georgia Tech volleyball team to a 28-30, 30-24, 30-26, 30-26 win over No. 24 Kansas State. With the win, the Jackets improve to 9-2 on the season while the Wildcats fall to 4-4.

Tech outhit Kansas State.240 to .205, with Lauren Sauer tallying 15 kills, followed by Alexandra Preiss who had 12 kills (.462 percentage) and six blocks. Defensively, Keight Vincent and Marisa Aston each had 11 digs, followed by Kele Eveland who recorded 11.

“I was extremely proud of the way our team rebounded from a tough morning loss to take out No. 24 Kansas State,” said head coach Bond Shymansky, who has now defeated three nationally ranked teams this season. “We did a great job of focusing on the basics and being patient with developing our execution. It is hard to pick standouts in a match where the whole team worked so hard for a victory, but Lynnette and Alexandra did a great job both offensively and defensively for us to keep our team at a high enough level to win.”

The Jackets dropped the first game, 28-30, as the Wildcats outhit Tech, .277 to .216 In the game, Jennifer Pollard recorded seven kills on 13 attempts while Lisa Martin chipped in six. Tech was behind by as many as five at one point, but hung close with five kills from Lauren Sauer and four from Moster. Defensively, Moster had six digs followed by Eveland and Vincent who each had four.

Tech jumped out to a 17-10 lead in game two on four kills from Preiss and two blocks from Eveland and Preiss. Kansas State narrowed the gap to 24-23, but Tech recovered on a kill from Sauer and went on to win the game, 30-24 on one of three kills from Laura Kuhn. The Jackets’ offense was much improved in game, outhitting the Wildcats .192 to .071. In the game, Preiss recorded five kills, followed by Moster who had four. Jennifer Randall led Tech defensively in the game, tallying five digs while Preiss posted four blocks.

Behind the serving of Keight Vincent, the Jackets scored six points to take a 8-2 lead in game three. Kansas State tied the game 18-18 and took its first lead, 18-19 on two straight kills from Pollard. But Tech regained the lead at 23-20 on kills from Sauer and Moster. With the score 29-26, Jayme Gergen recorded a kill to give the Jackets game three, 30-26. In the game, Moster recorded 10 kills, followed by Sauer who had four. Defensively, Randall notched six digs while Preiss had two blocks.

In game four, the Jackets scored six points on the serve of Vincent to open with a 7-2 lead. Tech continued to play well, as Moster recorded eight kills in the game, followed by Sauer who had three. Aston recorded four digs, while Kuhn had two blocks.

The Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they play a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. against Chattanooga and Georgia State in the Panther Sports Complex.

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