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Volleyball Hosts Virginia, Virginia Tech

Oct. 31, 2013

Georgia Tech Volleyball vs. Virginia, Virginia Tech
 Where  Atlanta, Ga. | O’Keefe Gym
 When  vs. Virginia | Friday, Nov. 1 | 6 p.m.
 When  vs. Virginia Tech | Sunday, Nov. 3 | 1 p.m.
 TV  Friday All-AccessSunday watch on ESPN3.com
 Radio  WREK 91.1 FM
 GameTracker  Friday | Sunday

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team kicks off the second half of its ACC schedule with a pair of contests against team from the Commonwealth state. The Jackets host the Virginia Cavaliers at 6 p.m. Friday, before a Sunday match against the Virginia Tech Hokies at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.

Promotions
Wear your best Halloween costume to the match Friday for our costume party! Sunday is a gold out and the first 200 students receive a free t-shirt.  

Friday Parking Information
Because of the men’s exhibition event, the McCamish Lot, 8th Street and Fowler Street from 10th to 8th Streets will not be open to fans attending the volleyball match. Anyone wishing to attend the volleyball match should park in the O’Keefe Lot (opens at 5 p.m.), Techwood Drive, 6th Street and Fowler Street from 6th to 5thStreets.

Additionally, the Family Housing (ER66) lot and Klaus Decks will be open at 5 p.m. to accommodate spillover volleyball and basketball attendees.

Georgia Tech (8-14, 2-8 ACC)
The Yellow Jackets are hoping to turn the season around through their last 10 games of the season after going 2-8 through the first portion of the ACC slate. Tech is coming off a 1-1 weekend on the road with a 3-0 loss at Syracuse and a 3-2 win at Boston College.

Senior Jennifer Percy continues to be the main set-getter with 249 kills and 3.23 kills per set. Senior Quinn Evans owns a .308 hitting percentage, which is eighth in the ACC. Evans also leads the team with 16 solo blocks and 82 total blocks for a 1.09 per set average.

At the serving line, Chanell Clark-Bibbs (23 aces; 0.30 per set) and Kaleigh Colson (19; 0.30) are ranked ninth and 10th, respectively in the ACC.

Virginia (12-10, 5-5)
Virginia travels to Atlanta with two-straight 3-1 wins against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. The Cavaliers enter Friday’s match looking to get on the up-side of .500 with an even 5-5 ACC Record.

Tory Janowski is fifth in the league with 3.83 kill per set and is the main offensive weapon for the Cavaliers along with Haley Kole (305 kills; 3.59 per set). Janowski is also a threat at the serving line with 29 aces for 0.34 per set, which is eighth in the ACC.

Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 33-18. Last season, the Jackets swept the Cavaliers and later fell to Virginia, 3-2.

Virginia Tech (18-6, 6-4)
The Hokies are coming off a 1-1 weekend with a loss to Virginia and a 3-1 win against Notre Dame.  Virginia Tech is currently fifth in the ACC with a 6-4 conference record.

Victoria Hamsher and Kathryn Caines are Virginia Tech’s 1-2 punch on the attacking front and are the top two leaders in the league with .402 and .376 hitting percentages, respectively. Lindsey Owens (3.03 kills/set) and Samantha Gostling (2.76 kills/set) are also offensive powers. Owens is the league’s leader with 34 service aces and 0.46 per set.

The Jackets lead the all-time series 10-8 and split with the Hokies last season. Tech defeated Virginia Tech 3-1 in the first half of the season, and fell by the same score later in 2012.

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