Oct. 11, 2012
THE FLATS – Heading back to North Carolina for the second time in three weeks, the Georgia Tech volleyball team will face Wake Forest on Friday night, followed by Duke on Saturday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Georgia Tech (13-4, 5-2 ACC)
The Yellow Jackets are on the hunt for their first road win this season, as their last trip to North Carolina ended with a pair of losses against NC State and UNC. The team bounced back with two victories this past weekend at O’Keefe against Virginia Tech and Virginia to keep its perfect 9-0 record at home, but have yet to snare that first elusive road win.
Milestones – senior Monique Mead has accumulated 1985.5 points so far in her four-year career and needs just 14.5 to reach 2,000, a feat that hasn’t been done in the last 10 years.
Tech in the NCAA Top 50:
Aces per set – No. 2 – 1.98
Hitting Pct. – No. 16 – .281
Yellow Jacket Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Bailey Hunter, 3.78
Assists per set – Kaleigh Colson, 10.28
Aces per set – Kaleigh Colson, 0.53
Digs per set – Nicki Meyer, 3.33
Blocks per set -Annie Czarnecki, 1.19
Wake Forest (7-11, 1-5)
The Demon Deacons snapped a six-game losing skid with their first conference win against Maryland, 3-1, last weekend. Andrea Beck had 16 kills in the win, while Ashlee Rusk had 10 kills, and Kylie Hargreaves and Kristin Grissom had seven kills each.
Kills per set – Andrea Beck, 3.70
Assists per set – Danae Rosendall, 9.98
Aces per set – Heather Kraft, 0.32
Digs per set – Megan Miller, 3.86
Blocks per set -Kristin Grissom, 0.95
Duke (10-8, 1-5)
The Blue Devils take on Clemson before meeting the Yellow Jackets. Duke recently split a pair of matches defeating Maryland before falling to Boston College.
As a team, the Blue Devils are No. 38 in the country with 16.97 digs per set and Ali McCurdy is ranked No. 8 in the NCAA with an impressive 5.72 digs per set average.
Blue Devil Leaderboard:
Kills per set – Emily Sklar, 3.25
Assists per set – Kelsey Williams, 7.43
Aces per set – Emily Sklar, 0.23
Digs per set – Ali McCurdy, 5.72
Blocks per set -Chelsea Cook, 1.15