Oct. 8, 2004
Lauren Sauer had 16 kills and a career-high four solo blocks as the Georgia Tech volleyball team defeated Wake Forest, 3-0 (30-22, 30-14, 30-23). With the win, the Yellow Jackets have now won eight straight matches, improving to 10-5, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference while the Demon Deacons fall to 8-7, 0-5 ACC.
Georgia Tech will return to action Saturday when they travel to face the Duke Blue Devils at 7 p.m.
Tech’s offense was the difference in the evening as the team hit .318 while holding Wake Forest to a .096 percentage. In addition to Sauer, Jayme Gergen posted a .714 percentage with 10 kills and no errors on 14 attempts. Lynnette Moster also added 13 kills in the match for the Jackets.
Defensively, the Jackets recorded 45 digs while Wake Forest managed only 28. Moster led the way with 14 while Marisa Aston chipped in 10.
The Demon Deacons were led by Lauren Peterson who had nine kills and four digs.
In game one, the score was tied at 4-4 before the Jackets scored four straight points on errors by the Demon Deacons to make the score 8-4. Tech then increased its lead by three more points with blocks from Sauer, Laband and Stegemann to make the score 13-6. The Jackets cruised the rest of the way and led by as many as 10 points in the game. Gergen recorded one of two solo blocks in the game for the final point as the Jackets won 30-22.
Tech continued to dominate as the Jackets jumped out to 11-3 lead with kills from Moster, Gergen and several Wake Forest hitting errors. After a Demon Deacon timeout, the Jackets maintained their intensity, increasing their lead to 16 points at 29-13 with kills from Kaminskas, Gergen, Sauer and Laband and more hitting errors by the Demon Deacons. A kill off the hands of the Demon Deacons by Kaminskas gave Tech the second game, 30-14. In the game, Tech hit .391 while holding Wake to a -.061 hitting percentage.
Game three was close until the score was 22-22. At that point, Tech scored three straight points on consecutive kills from Sauer giving the Jackets a 25-22 lead. After a timeout, Rydberg recorded a kill, but Tech came right back with a kill from Gergen and another from Sauer, followed by a solo block from Sauer to take a 28-23 lead. The game finished out with two hitting errors by the Demon Deacons giving Tech the game, 30-23.