Sept. 28, 2011
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Volleyball team (8-5, 1-2 ACC) finally returns home and opens up a four-match homestand this weekend at O’Keefe Gym against NC State (13-2, 1-1) Friday at 7 p.m. and North Carolina (10-3, 2-0) Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off a come-from-behind 3-1 win at Wake Forest on Saturday for their first ACC win of the season. Saturday night will be the annual Dig for the Cure match as the Yellow Jackets will raise money for breast cancer research. 100 percent of the money raised will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Atlanta. The team will wear special pink jerseys and a silent auction will be held for those. Bids will be accepted in the lobby of O’Keefe Gym beginning Friday night and continuing until the conclusion of Saturday’s match. You can also pledge a donation for each dig Tech records on Saturday night against the Tar Heels. There will also be special pink give-a-ways and raffles throughout the night.
Georgia Tech is 37-13 all-time against NC State and 24-29 against North Carolina. Tech split the season series with each of these schools last year with each club winning on its home floor. Tech’s 3-1 loss in Raleigh on Nov. 19, 2010 snapped a 21-match winning streak against the Wolfpack.
Junior Monique Mead continues to lead the ACC in kills per set and is second in the nation at 5.17 and also third in points with 5.86. The Newnan, Ga., native has five double-doubles this season, seven matches with at least 20 kills and has recorded double figure kills in each match this season. Mead is also averaging 2.88 digs per set and 0.88 blocks.
Freshman Ali Santi is third in the ACC dishing out 10.77 assists per set and is also averaging 2.84 digs per set. She has five double-doubles this season. Sophomore Kaleigh Colson has also seen time as the setter and is handing out 9.56 assists to go along with 2.17 digs.
Senior Bailey Hunter is now second on the team averaging 2.20 kills per set while sophomore Jennifer Percy is third at 2.11. Senior Asia Stawicka leads the team in blocking at 1.08/set (eighth in ACC) and junior Nicki Meyer leads in digs at 3.23/set.