Oct. 26, 2016
THE FLATS – Winners of eight-straight matches, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (18-5, 9-2 ACC) swept Clemson (6-17, 1-10) on Wednesday night in the Yellow Jackets’ annual Jackets for the Cure match. Senior Annika Van Gunst tallied her 1,000th career dig against the Tigers.
How It Happened
The Jackets wasted little time and jumped out to an 8-0 lead in game one. Sydney Wilson had seven kills on .875 hitting in the set to fuel Georgia Tech to a 25-11 win.
Clemson came out of the break with a renewed spirit and battled the Jackets to the end in game three. The Tigers had set point-25-24, but a block by Lauren Pitz and Rebecca Martin knotted the score 25-25. The Jackets put the set away, 27-25, on a Clemson attacking error and a kill by Teegan Van Gunst.
“We want to be able to see what our team is made of and execute in those pressure situations,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “We learned a lot from tonight’s match. We controlled the match when we needed to control it. We stayed composed and found a way to win in the end. That’s what this team has done all year.”
-Sydney Wilson led all players with 13 kills and hit .550 in the match to go along with eight block assists.
-Annika Van Gunst tallied seven kills and nine digs; including her 1,000th career dig.
-Teegan Van Gunst recorded 10 kills and 12 digs for her 14th double-double on the season and fifth in a row.
-Ashley Askin added five kills on .417 hitting.
-The Jackets out-blocked Clemson 11 to six, and held the Tigers to a .010 hitting percentage.
The Yellow Jackets are auctioning off their game-worn pink jerseys with net proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Fund. The auction ends Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. with bidding starting at $50 and increasing by $10 increments. To bid visit, http://buzz.gt/VB16_PinkAuction
The Jackets are back in action Friday at 7 p.m. against Virginia on the ACC Network Extra. Dress in costume for the costume parade between sets two and three.
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