Sept. 17, 2004
Playing in front of her hometown crowd, Lynnette Moster recorded 14 kills and nine digs to lead the Georgia Tech volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-19, 30-23, 30-19) win at Miami University Friday night. With the win, the Jackets improve to 3-5 on the season while the RedHawks fall to 2-5.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they take on Middle Tennesse State at 9:30 a.m. and IPFW at 4 p.m. in the Miami/Best Western Classic.
“This was a great homecoming for Lynnette tonight and she was an anchor for our team,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Our outside hitting combination of Lynnette and Lauren is finally starting to click but more importantly, Lindsey is really running the offense for us tonight and had a great command in the match. We got a lot of contributions from a lot of young players tonight and we are pleased with the way our freshman middle blockers are coming along this year.”
Offensively, the Jackets hit .343 in the match and held Miami to a .165 percentage.
For Tech, Lauren Sauer had 13 kills and recorded a .370 hitting percentage while Jayme Gergen had nine kills and hit .500. Gergen was followed by Laura Kuhn who posted six kills and hit .267. Lindsey Laband ran the offense, recording 42 assists in the match.
Defensively, Tech had 41 digs in the match as Laband recorded a career-high nine digs and Marisa Aston had eight. At the net, the Jackets were dominating, posting 12 blocks in the match. Gergen led the team with a career high 10 total blocks, followed by Sauer who posted a career-high seven block assists.
The RedHawks were led by Jeanna Staun who had nine kills and 13 digs in the match.
In game one, the Jackets jumped out to a 10-4 lead on offensive efficiency and strong defense. During the run, Tech hit .500 on kills from Moster, Sauer and Gergen and also posted nine digs and two blocks, holding the RedHawks to one kill and a negative hitting percentage. After a Miami timeout, the Jackets contined to roll, building a 21-13 lead with kills from several Tech players, along with stuff blocks from Kuhn, Gergen, Stegemann and Sauer. After a second RedHawk timeout, the Jackets closed out the game, posting a 9-6 run and scoring on kills from Moster and Sauer. The final point of the game, one of two stuff blocks in the game from Sauer and Gergen, gave Tech a 30-19 win. In the game, Tech hit .343 while posting seven blocks in the game and holding the RedHawks to a .056 hitting percentage. Moster led the way with five kills while Sauer added four.
At the beginning of game two, the Jackets posted a 8-6 lead on a behind the setter from Kaminskas. After an injury to their setter, the RedHawks mounted a comeback, tying the game at 8-8 on a hitting error from Moster and then Tech fell behind 10-12 on several Miami kills. But, the Jackets sided out on a kill in the middle of the floor from Moster and then got two more points on kills from Sauer along with a stuff block from Sauer and Gergen to take a 14-12 lead. A service error from Showers cut Miami’s deficit to 15-14, but it would be as close as the RedHawks would get, as Tech went on a 15-10 scoring run to close out the game, 30-23. During the run, the Jackets received points from Sauer, Moster, Kuhn, and got a service ace from Showers. On the final point of the game, Laband put a tip into the middle of the floor on a pass from Showers to win, 30-23. In the game, the Jackets hit .308 as Sauer had six kills and Moster followed with five.
The Jackets came out on fire in game three, posting a .529 hitting percentage and building a 16-10 lead. During the run, Tech had 11 kills while only recording one hitting error. After a RedHawk timeout, Miami recorded a hitting error, giving Tech a 17-10 lead. Another kill from Gergen off a defensive play from Moster gave the Jackets a 18-10 lead. The RedHawks finally scored on a kill down the line, but the Jackets responded with a kill down cross court from Sauer, a hitting error from the RedHawks and a service ace from Gergen to take a 21-11 lead. The Jackets continued to play well and were able to play a number of people, including Jacqui Beebe, who recorded her first digs of the season. In addition, both Showers and Randall played front row, and each contributed kills, Showers on a one foot take off behind the setter and Randall on a down the line kill. Tech scored the game’s final point on a hitting error from a RedHawk and won the game, 30-19.