Nov. 6, 2009
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sophomore Bailey Hunter had 13 kills to lead the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (17-7, 11-3 ACC) to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19) win over Boston College (11-14, 1-13) Friday night. The Yellow Jackets hit .366 for the match and held BC to a .180 clip.
“We did a nice job tonight of getting in ryhthym offensively and of course it’s always nice to get a win on the road said head coach Tonya Johnson. “Now our focus has to turn to a much improved Maryland team on Sunday.”
Hunter hit .440 en route to her team-high 13 kills and also had four total blocks, including two solo. Freshman Monique Mead had 12 kills on .364 hitting and senior Chrissy DeMichelis rounded out the double-figure scoring with 10 kills on .389 hitting. Sophomore Alison Campbell had a career-high 12 digs for the Yellow Jackets, while junior Mary Ashley Tippins dished out 40 assists.
The first set was close for most of the way as each team traded the lead. Boston College held a 16-15 advantage when the Yellow Jackets went on a quick 4-0 run to take their largest lead of the set at 19-16. Tech continued the run and soon led by five points at 22-17 forcing a BC timeout. The Eagles got within three points, but that would be it as the Jackets won 25-20 and took a 1-0 lead in the match.
The second set was tied at nine apiece until a 9-3 run by the Yellow Jackets gave them a commanding six-point lead. BC never got any closer than five points and Tech won going away, 25-18.
The third set saw BC hold an early lead, but Tech quickly erased it with a 7-0 run. BC used a timeout down 9-4 but was never able to get back in the set. The Yellow Jackets won 25-19 and secured another sweep in conference play.
The Yellow Jackets will head south on I-95 now for a Sunday afternoon matinee at Maryland. The match against the Terps is slated to begin at 1 p.m. and live stats will be available via the Gametracker link at www.RamblinWreck.com.