Oct. 24, 2013
|Georgia Tech Volleyball at Syracuse, Boston College|
|Match 21||Friday, Oct. 25 | 7 p.m. | Syracuse, N.Y.|
|Match 22||Sunday, Oct. 27 | 12 p.m. | Chestnut Hill, Mass.|
|Live Stats||Friday | Sunday|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech Notes|
|Dig Pink Auction||The auction closes Sunday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. Bid here.|
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech volleyball team wraps up its first half of ACC play on the road at Syracuse and Boston College. The Yellow Jackets take on the Orange at 7 p.m. Friday in the Carrier Dome and square off with the Eagles at 12 p.m. Sunday at Power Gym.
Live stats for Friday’s match will be provided through www.suathletics.com at the link above. Fans can follow Sunday’s match via GameTracker and subscribers can watch it live on All-Access.
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Georgia Tech (7-13, 1-7 ACC)
The Yellow Jackets are looking to snap a five-game losing streak and finish the first half of the ACC schedule on a high note. The Jackets’ last win came against No. 18 Florida State in four sets at O’Keefe Gym, marking the Seminoles only loss in conference play this season.
Senior Jennifer Percy leads Georgia Tech with 221 kills and 3.20 kills pet set. Senior Quinn Evans owns a team-best .309 hitting percentage, which ranks ninth in the ACC. Evans leads the team with 13 solo blocks and is averaging 1.10 blocks per set.
Syracuse (8-12, 3-5)
The Orange posted two wins on the road last weekend against Maryland, 3-0, and Pitt, 3-1. Syracuse is 4-6 in its last 10 matches, with the third conference win coming against Virginia in that span.
Syracuse’s main offensive threats are Silvi Uattara with 235 kills (3.31/set) and Nicolette Serratore with 207 kills (2.88/set). The Jackets will need to hit around the block of Lindsay McCabe, who leads the team with 12 solo blocks and 1.22 per set, which ranks sixth in the ACC.
The Jackets and Orange have only met once in school history. The match was 24 years ago on Oct. 13, 1989 and the Orange won 3-0 at home.
Boston College (8-12, 0-8)
The Eagles are searching for their first ACC win this season when they host Clemson Friday, before meeting Georgia Tech Sunday.
Katty Workman is Boston College’s main set-getter with 282 kills on 756 swings for 3.86 kills per set, which ranks third in the league. Amanda Yerke (141 kills) and Melissa McTighe (154) are the other two point-scorers for the Eagles.
The Jackets lead the all-time series 15-2 and have won the last 12 straight matches dating back to 2006.