Sept. 14, 2002
By virtue of tie-breaker, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (9-2) claimed the 2002 South Florida Adidas Invitational title. The Jackets, who beat No. 19 Michigan State and No. 24 Kansas State, won the championship after the Spartans defeated host South Florida in the final match of the tournament. With three teams having one loss, Tech claimed the title by virtue of its games winning percentage.
“This was one of the toughest tournaments our team has taken part in and it is a great building block for preparation in conference play this year,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Lynnette earned most valuable player honors with her all-around play and inspirational play on the front row. Our offensive balance was also seen with Lauren and Alexandra earning all-tournament honors.”
Lynnette Moster was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, after averaging 5.92 kills per game and 3.77 digs per game. The outside hitter recorded a career high 31 kills against South Florida and posted a .317 hitting percentage for the weekend. In addition, Alexandra Preiss and Lauren Sauer also earned all-tournament honors for their performance.
Georgia Tech returns to action on Tuesday when they face Georgia State and Chattanooga at the Panther Sports Complex beginning at 4 p.m.