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Volleyball Returns Home; Hosts Duke And Wake Forest On Alumnae Weekend

Sept. 22, 2010

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ATLANTA – For the first time in nearly a month, the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (7-5, 0-1 ACC) returns to O’Keefe Gym and will host Duke (9-2, 1-0) Friday night at 7 p.m. and then Wake Forest (7-4, 0-1) Sunday at 1 p.m.

This is the first time the Yellow Jackets have played at home since the Aug. 27-28 Courtyard Marriott Classic as Tech has been on the road for three straight weekends. Friday night’s match is the annual alumnae night where nearly two dozen former Georgia Tech Volleyball student-athletes will be recognized between the second and third sets.

Live video will be available for both matches by clicking here. They will also be broadcast on WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta and online here. Kurt Hoyt and former Yellow Jacket Brittany Roderick have the call.

Parking Restrictions:
Please note, due to an event Friday night at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum, parking will not be available in the AMC lot. Spectators can park in the O’Keefe lot, on 6th Street, on Fowler south of 8th Street and in Peters Parking Deck.

There are also several events going on throughout the weekend so there will be extra congestion around campus as well as street closings.

The Duke Series:
Duke leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech 35-19. Tech has lost three straight in the series since knocking off Duke when its was ranked No. 14 on Nov. 8, 2007 by a 3-1 score. Last year, Duke battled back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Georgia Tech on its annual Dig for the Cure night at O’Keefe Gym. Tech held an 18-12 advantage in that fourth set but saw the Blue Devils battle back and eventually win the match. Chrissy DeMichelis hit .293 on the night en route to a team-high 19 kills. Monique Mead recorded her team-high seventh double-double of the season on 13 kills and 10 digs, while Mary Ashley Tippins had a double-double with 53 assists and 14 digs to go along with three service aces. Bailey Hunter had 12 kills for her 18th straight match with at least 10 and Brittany Roderick added 10 kills for Tech on .529 hitting. Junior Jordan McCullers posted a team-high 21 digs.

The Wake Forest Series:
Georgia Tech is 25-8 all-time against Wake Forest and have won six straight matches dating back to 2006. Last season, Tech won 3-0 at O’Keefe Gym behind 10 kills apiece from DeMichelis and Hunter. The Yellow Jackets held Wake Forest to just a .011 hitting percentage for the night. Hunter notched her 17th straight match with at least 10 kills as she hit .318. The Yellow Jackets had 12 blocks in the match, including two solo ones by DeMichelis. Mary Ashley Tippins had five total blocks as well as 29 assists. Asia Stawicka added seven kills on .545 hitting as well as five total blocks. Monique Mead had eight kills and Jordan McCullers added a team-high 16 digs.

In The ACC Stats
Here is a look at where the Yellow Jackets both individually and as a team in the ACC:

Kills Monique Mead (4.27/set), 1st
Team (13.27/set), 7th

Hitting Percentage
Asia Stawicka (.368), 8th
Team (.271), 3rd

Opponent Hitting Percentage
Team (.190), 9th

Mary Ashley Tippins (10.27/set), 4th
Team (12.36/set), 7th

Service Aces
Team (1.32/set), 6th

Asia Stawicka (1.32/set), 1st
Team (2.28/set), 6th

Jordan McCullers (4.00/set)
Team (13.25/set), 12th

Monique Mead (5.12/set), 1st


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