Nov. 26, 2013
|Georgia Tech Volleyball at Miami, No. 16 Florida State|
|vs. Miami||Wednesday, Nov. 27 | 7 p.m. | Coral Gables, Fla.|
|vs. FSU||Friday, Nov. 29 | 4 p.m. | Tallahassee, Fla.|
|Live Stats||Wednesday | Friday|
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team wraps up its 2013 schedule with a pair of matches in the Sunshine State. The Jackets travel to Miami for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday, before heading to Tallahassee for a 4 p.m. showdown Friday against the No. 16 Seminoles.
GameTracker is available for both matches and fans can watch the Miami match via www.HurricaneSports.com.
Georgia Tech (12-18, 6-12 ACC)
Georgia Tech won a pair of matches last weekend with a 3-0 victory against Boston College on senior night and a 3-2 come-from-behind win against Syracuse on Sunday.
Georgia Tech ranks No. 37 in the nation with a 1.50 service aces per set average. The Jackets notched 15 service aces against Boston College, which ranks as the second-most in a single match in Georgia Tech history. Tech tallied 16 aces against Syracuse, which ties the most in a single-match in Georgia Tech history. The last time the Yellow Jackets tallied 16 aces was against Florida State in 2006.
Miami (17-11, 10-8 ACC)
After starting the conference slate off 6-0, Miami has run into a rough patch, winning four of its last 10 matches. The Hurricanes recently split a pair of contests, falling 3-0 to Duke, before sweeping Wake Forest.
Savanah Leaf leads the Hurricanes with 404 kills (3.85/set). Other offensive weapons for Miami include Alex Johnson (269 kills), Misty Ma’a (224), Emani Sims (223) and Alexis Mourning (216).
Earlier this season, the Hurricanes defeated Georgia Tech, 3-1, in Atlanta. Tech’s Percy notched 12 kills and Evans added 11 of her own. Three Yellow Jackets recorded double-digit digs in London Ackermann (16), Annika Van Gunst (14) and Teegan Van Gunst (10).
No. 16 Florida State (22-7, 15-3)
The Seminoles are winners of their last four matches and may be coming into the match against Georgia Tech with a chip on their shoulder. The Jackets defeated the then-No. 18 Seminoles, 3-1, in Atlanta earlier this season.
Earlier this season, the Jackets picked up their first ACC win of the season and handed the Seminoles their first conference loss this year with a 3-1 victory in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech’s Evans notched a career-high 13 kills in the match. It marked the first Georgia Tech win against a ranked-opponent since a 3-2 victory on Nov. 8, 2012 at home against No. 22 North Carolina. It’s the highest-ranked team the Jackets defeated since beating No. 17 Florida State, 3-2, on its home court on Oct. 2, 2009.
Sisters Nicole and Elise Walch are Florida State’s main offensive threats with 374 and 291 kills, respectively. The Jackets will have to hit around the big block of Ashley Neff, who leads the ACC with 1.48 blocks per set (26 solo, 158 total blocks).