Sept. 22, 2001
Behind a career high 12 kills from Lauren Sauer and Alexandra Preiss, the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Florida State in three games, 30-25, 30-26, 30-24 Saturday night in front of 1,096 fans at O’Keefe Gymnasium. The Yellow Jackets improve to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Seminoles fall to 2-6, and 1-1 in the conference.
“This was an important win for us tonight,” said Collier. “This win gets us back to where we want to be in the conference race. I was very pleased with the play of Lauren (Sauer) tonight as she is a big key to our success this season. I thought our passing was excellent, and it allowed Kele (Eveland) to utilize all of our hitters. To hit .304 on the night really shows that our team stepped up and played well.”
The Yellow Jackets hit a season high .304 while outhitting Florida State, who hit .224. Tech also recorded just four service errors in the match, while the Seminoles tallied 12. Defensively, the Jackets had 42 digs and six blocks, while the Seminoles tallied 36 digs and four blocks.
Tech was led by Sauer and Preiss, who combined for 24 kills. Sauer hit .474 (12-3-19) and notched two blocks while Preiss hit .450 (12-3-20) and tallied three blocks. Defensively, the Jackets were led by Hess who notched nine digs while Eveland dished out 44 assists.
Florida State’s Norisha Campbell posted 13 kills, while Kristen Frye added 12 with nine digs. Erika Bunch had a team-high 10 digs.
Georgia Tech will return to action Sunday afternoon when they face Wake Forest (6-2, 1-0) at 5 p.m in O’Keefe Gymnasium.