Sept. 3, 2011
HOUSTON – Junior Monique Mead had 19 kills and 20 digs and sophomore Kaleigh Colson had her first career double-double with 29 assists and 13 digs as the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (4-1) beat Houston Baptist (5-2), 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-20) Saturday morning in the Rice Invitational.
For Mead, it was her second straight double-double and third this season. Her 20 digs were just one off her career-high and she came one kill shy of a 20-20 match. Mead also added seven block assists. Senior Bailey Hunter added eight kills and senior Asia Stawicka added five to go along with five block assists. Junior Nicki Meyer had a career-high 19 digs while junior Susan Carlson recorded eight. Sophomore Jennifer Percy had three solo blocks.
In the first set, the Yellow Jackets raced out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back en route to a 25-15 win. The Huskies made a brief run late to get within six points at 18-12 but Tech was able to put them away. Tech hit .273 and was led by 10 kills from Mead and three solo blocks by Percy. The Jackets had six total blocks in the set.
In the second set it looked like Tech was going to run away again, but this time Houston Baptist had an answer. After the Jackets took an early 10-4 lead, the Huskies went on a 9-3 run to go up again. Tech was down 19-17 later in the set but came back with a 5-0 run to go up 22-19. The Huskies came back to tie it 23 but the Jackets were able to put them away and take a 2-0 lead into intermission. Stawicka led the Jackets with four kills in the set as they hit .133.
The third set was tied at 11 until a 7-1 Tech run gave the Yellow Jackets some breathing room. HBU hung around but Tech eventually went on to win 25-20 to sweep the match.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action tonight as they close out the Rice Invitational against the host school at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can follow all of the action with live stats at RamblinWreck.com.