Oct. 11, 2015
THE FLATS – Teegan Van Gunst and Annika Van Gunst both had double-doubles to lead the Georgia Tech volleyball team (12-6, 3-3 ACC) in a three-game sweep of Notre Dame (6-12, 1-5) Sunday afternoon at O’Keefe Gym.
How it Happened
Georgia Tech took an 8-4 lead and made it 15-4 on an 8-0 rally in set one. The Yellow Jackets never let up, winning the opening frame, 25-12, on a Teegan Van Gunst kill. Annika Van Gunst sparked the Yellow Jackets in game one with four kills on seven swings and no errors (.571).
Notre Dame gained its first lead of the match at 4-3 in game two. The Yellow Jackets maintained composure and, down 11-9, went on a 5-0 run to lead 13-11. Georgia Tech opened that lead to 21-13 and captured the victory, 25-18, on a block by Lauren Pitz and Rebecca Martin.
The Yellow Jackets were firing on all cylinders and jumped out to a 6-1 lead in game three. Georgia Tech held Notre Dame to a .025 hitting percentage, and Teegan Van Gunst scored Tech’s final four points to clinch the set, 25-17, and match, 3-0.
“I think we were able to come out with some energy and some fire that we were missing in the last couple of matches that we played,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “It was great to see them having fun out there and playing together.
“[Rebecca Martin] did a great job and she made great choices. She put our hitters in good positions to score and the setter position is so huge. It’s like a quarterback or a point guard and we need that position to be sharp. Rebecca was that today.”
– The Yellow Jackets hit .303 in game one, compared to Notre Dame’s .000 hitting percentage.
– Annika Van Gunst (11 kills; 11 digs) and Teegan Van Gunst (12 kills; 13 digs) each had double doubles. It marked Annika’s third on the season and Teegan’s 10th.
– Annika Van Gunst had just two errors on 21 swings for a team-best .429 hitting clip.
– Sydney Wilson added seven kills, and Gabriela Stavnetchei had five kills and hit .333.
– Rebecca Martin had 34 assists, and London Ackermann put up 17 digs to anchor the back row.
Georgia Tech is back in action at Pittsburgh on Friday, Oct. 16. First serve is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
Pink Auction – Bid Here
Georgia Tech is auctioning off its game-worn pink jerseys with the proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The auction began Friday, Oct. 9 at Noon and ends Friday, Oct. 23 at Noon. Bidding begins at $50 with $5 increments.
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