ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 19) — Wake Forest outside hitter Trina Maso de Moya led the Demon Deacon offensive attack Friday night, as Wake Forest downed Georgia Tech’s volleyball team in three games in quarterfinal round play at the ACC Volleyball Tournament. The scores of the three games were 15-5, 15-4, 16-14.
Maso de Moya tallied 15 kills, while hitting for a match-high .433 hitting percentage. The third-seeded Deacons (25-8) took advantage of an inconsistent Jackets’ offensive attack through the first two games before Tech (16-14) rallied in game three to open up an 8-3 lead which they were unable to hold.
“I’m very disappointed that we were unable to play better in this event,” said Tech head coach Shelton Collier. “Wake Forest has improved, and I give them credit.”
The Demon Deacon victory over Tech was their second in six days, as the two teams closed the conference regular season with a meeting in Atlanta last Saturday.
First team all-ACC selection Maja Pachale paced the Jackets’ attack with 11 kills, and hit for a .250 hitting percentage in the match.
With the victory, Wake Forest advances to tomorrow’s semi-final match with second-seeded North Carolina.
“I think that the ACC Tournament is when you have to play your best,” said Collier. “I think our players are very disappointed.”
Tech will close its 1999 campaign next Friday at 8 p.m. with a home contest against the archrival Georgia Bulldogs.