Nov. 4, 2010
ATLANTA – With only seven matches left in the regular season and a log jam in the middle of the ACC standings, the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (15-10, 8-5 ACC) hosts Florida State (15-8, 7-6) and Miami (17-7, 7-6) this weekend at O’Keefe Gym. The Yellow Jackets host the Seminoles Friday night and then the Hurricanes on Saturday evening, both matches beginning at 7 p.m.
Live video, audio and stats are available for both matches free of charge at RamblinWreck.com.
Georgia Tech currently sits in third place in the ACC, one match ahead of Florida State, Miami, Maryland and Wake Forest. Duke and North Carolina lead the pack with 11-2 league records. Saturday night will be Girl Scout Night at O’Keefe Gym and anyone in their uniform can get into the match for just $ 1 and will also receive a special volleyball patch.
The Yellow Jackets beat both of the Florida schools last month and will be looking to complete season sweeps this weekend. Tech is 6-6 all-time against Miami after a 3-2 win in Coral Gables on Oct. 8 snapping a four-match losing streak in the series for Tech. Sophomore Monique Mead led all players with 22 kills and added 10 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Senior Mary Ashley Tippins, meanwhile, recorded her ninth double-double of the season with 60 assists and 11 digs while also tying her career-high of six kills. Freshman Jennifer Percy added 15 kills and hit .394, while junior Bailey Hunter added 16 kills. Sophomore Alexis Woodson chipped in with a career-high 10 kills and had four total blocks. Senior Jordan McCullers had a team-high 21 digs and sophomore Susan Carlson contributed with 13.
Tech is now 29-11 against Florida State including last month’s 3-0 sweep in Tallahassee when the Seminoles were ranked 20th. Mead’s 17 kills, six digs and six total blocks led Tech to its second win in as many years against a ranked FSU squad on the road. She had 16 of her 17 kills in the final two sets, including 10 in the second. She hit .303 and added two assists, six digs and six total blocks. Georgia Tech finished the day hitting .319 and held Florida State to .072. No Seminole player had more than seven kills as Tech recorded 10 blocks. Tippins had her 10th double-double of the season on 29 assists and 12 digs. Hunter added eight kills and hit .429 while Stawicka added seven kills and five total blocks. Alexis Woodson had six kills on .500 hitting to go along with four digs and five total blocks and freshman Jennifer Percy added six kills as well.