Oct. 11, 2013
|Georgia Tech Volleyball vs. Notre Dame|
|Where||Atlanta, Ga. | O’Keefe Gym|
|When||Saturday, Oct. 12 | 7 p.m. | ESPN3|
|TV||Watch – ESPN3|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 FM|
THE FLATS – Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer Notre Dame (6-9, 0-4 ACC) makes its first trip to O’Keefe Gym since 1995 this weekend when the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets host the Fighting Irish on Saturday in their annual Dig Pink match slated for 7 p.m. on ESPN3. The Jackets will wear pink jerseys in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Dig Pink Auction Details
The pink jerseys will be signed and auctioned off on www.RamblinWreck.com. The auction begins Sunday, Oct. 13 at Noon and closes Sunday, Oct. 27 at Noon. Bidding begins at $75 and increases in increments of $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fans wishing to make a donation at the match are encouraged to do so at the ticket office at O’Keefe Gym.
The first 50 students receive a pink koozie and the first 500 fans receive a pink shaker. Remember to wear pink!
Due to the USTA/ITA Southeast Tennis Regional hosted by Georgia Tech this weekend, parking could possibly be a little tight, so we encourage fans to arrive early.
Saturday’s match marks the third of seven Georgia Tech contests on ESPN3 this season. Fans can also follow the action via GameTracker and listen live on WREK 91.1 FM.
The series is tied 1-1, so the series lead is at stake. Saturday night will be Georgia Tech’s first shot at Notre Dame as an ACC member. The two schools haven’t met on the volleyball court since 1995, when Georgia Tech came from 0-2 down to knock off No. 8 Notre Dame, 3-2. In that match, senior Kerry Annel smashed 33 kills, the seventh-best single-match total in school history. Notre Dame had beaten Tech in South Bend the year before.
Georgia Tech (7-10, 1-4 ACC)
Georgia Tech is coming off a mid-week 3-0 loss at Clemson and is looking to snap a two-game losing streak. The Jackets’ last win came against No. 18 Florida State in four sets at O’Keefe Gym, marking the Seminoles only loss in conference play this season.
The Jackets offense is balanced with Jennifer Percy (196 kills), Quinn Evans (115), Chanell Clark-Bibbs (106) and Teegan Van Gunst (73) getting the majority of the sets. Evans also leads the team with 64 blocks and 1.10 blocks per set. In the back row, freshmen London Ackerman (186 digs) Teegan Van Gunst (115) and Annika Van Gunst (115) have been the anchors.
Notre Dame (6-9, 0-4)
Notre Dame takes on Clemson at Jervey Gym Friday night before traveling to Atlanta. The Fighting Irish are 4-6 in their last 10 matches and have lost the last six-straight contests.
Toni Alugbue and Jeni Houser are the main offensive powers for the Irish with 3.13 and 2.64 kills per set, respectively. Houser also leads the squad with 59 blocks and a 0.97 blocks per set average.