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Volleyball Hosts No. 18 Florida State And Miami

Oct. 3, 2013

Georgia Tech Volleyball vs. No. 18 FSU and Miami
 Match 15  Tech vs. No. 18 FSU – Friday, Oct. 4 – 7 p.m.
 Match 16  Tech vs. Miami – Saturday, Oct. 5 – 7 p.m.
 Live Stats  Friday | Saturday
 Watch  Friday | Saturday – subscription required

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team (6-8, 0-2 ACC) continues ACC action this weekend with two home contests against No. 18 Florida State (9-4, 2-0 ACC) Friday at 7 p.m. and Miami (9-3, 2-0) Saturday at 7 p.m.

Live Coverage
Live stats – GameTracker
Watch – CBS All-Access (subscription required)
Listen – WREK 91.1 FM

Promotions
Prior to Friday’s match there will be a Block Party! Join us for a pre-match party at 5 p.m. in the O’Keefe lot with a DJ, games, giveaways and concessions. It’s also parents’ weekend and the parents of all the Georgia Tech volleyball players will be recognized between sets two and three.

Saturday is Heroes’ Night! The first 50 students wearing red, white and blue receive a free koozie.

Georgia Tech (6-8, 0-2 ACC)
The Jackets are coming off a tough weekend series at Maryland and Pitt. On Friday night, the Jackets fell in a close battle with the Terrapins, 3-2, before the Panthers swept the Jackets in Pittsburgh on Sunday. It marks the first time the Jackets started ACC play 0-2 since the 2011 season.   

Senior Jennifer Percy leads the Jackets with 161 kills and 3.29 kills per set. In ACC play, Percy is second in the conference with 36 kills and a 4.50 kills per set average.  Defensively, Quinn Evans is seventh in the conference with 1.15 blocks per set.

Yellow Jacket Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Jennifer Percy, 3.29
Assists per set – Callie Bivings, 6.92
Aces per set – Kaleigh Colson, 0.33
Digs per set – London Ackermann, 3.06
Blocks per set – Quinn Evans, 1.15

Florida State (9-4, 2-0 ACC)
The Seminoles are in fourth place in the conference and are coming off a pair of wins against Syracuse and Boston College. Sisters Elise and Nicole Walch are the main offensive weapons for Florida State with 182 and 131 kills, respectively.

Ashley Neff is an effective first-line of defense for the ‘Noles with 11 solo blocks and a 1.38 blocks per set average, which ranks second in the ACC and No. 21 nationally.

Seminoles Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Nicole Walch, 3.79
Assists per set – Sarah Wickstrom, 6.96
Aces per set – Sarah Wickstrom, 0.27
Digs per set – Katie Mosher, 4.31
Blocks per set – Ashley Neff, 1.38

Miami (9-3, 2-0 ACC)
Miami is in third place in the ACC, after posting wins against Boston College and Syracuse over the weekend. Both matches went to at least four sets as the Hurricanes defeated BC, 3-2, and Syracuse, 3-1.

Junior outside hitter Savanah Leaf is the Hurricanes’ main offensive power with 186 kills and 3.96 kills per set, which is fourth-most in the league. Ryan Shaffer anchor Miami’s defense with 4.83 digs per set – second-most in the ACC.

Hurricane Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Savanah Leaf, 3.96
Assists per set – Caitlin Donahoe, 11.88
Aces per set – Savanah Leaf, 0.32
Digs per set – Ryan Shaffer, 4.83
Blocks per set – Alexis Mourning, 1.11

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