Sept. 9, 2011
ATLANTA – Junior Monique Mead had 11 kills, including the 1,000th of her career, as the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (5-2) swept Georgia (3-5) 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-22) in front of 1,384 fans Friday night at O’Keefe Gym.
The win was the sixth in a row for Tech against Georgia and the 13th in the last 14 matches. It was also the first 3-0 win for Georgia Tech in the series since the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament (Dec. 3, 2004).
Mead led the Jackets with 11 kills and also had five digs. Her final kill of the second set was the 1,000th in her career. Senior Asia Stawicka had eight kills and four total blocks while sophomore Jennifer Percy added six kills. Tech hit .266 for the match but Georgia hit .202.
Sophomore Kaleigh Colson had 27 assists and seven digs for the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech used a 6-1 run in the first set to take a 15-11 lead and never gave it up again as it went on to win 25-23. Georgia got within one point on several occasions but Tech never gave in despite hitting just .143. Stawicka led the Jackets with five kills while Percy had three. The first set featured eight ties and three lead changes but Tech hung on for much of it.
Georgia Tech jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the second set and looked like it was going to run away but the Bulldogs made a late run. A 10-4 UGA spurt made it a 22-17 score but that was as close as the Bulldogs would get. Tech went on to win 25-18 and take a 2-0 lead in the match. Mead led the Jackets with four kills in the set, the final one being the 1,000th of her career. The Jackets hit .286 in the set while Georgia converted at a .185 clip.
Georgia led the third set 1-0 but that would be its only lead as the Jackets opened up on a 7-3 run and went on to win a close set 25-22. The Jackets led by as many as five points and saw UGA pull within one but Tech never gave up the lead.
The Regency Suites Invitational continues tomorrow as the Yellow Jackets will play Mercer at 12:30 p.m. and Samford at 7 p.m. Video will be available through Georgia Tech All-Access live and on-demand. Both matches will also be broadcast on WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta and online at RamblinWreck.com.