ATLANTA (Nov. 13) — Sophomore outside hitter Trina Maso de Moya collected a team-high 16 kills Saturday night for Wake Forest as the Demon Deacons defeated Georgia Tech in three games, 15-11, 15-10, 15-12.
Wake (24-8, 10-6 ACC) demonstrated a solid offensive attack throughout the match, hitting .307 from the floor. Much of the Demon Deacons offense, including the attacking of Maso de Moya was keyed by the play of freshman setter Ashlee Phillips, who tallied 42 assists.
The Demon Deacons found themselves in control throughout the match, despite a Tech rally in the third game which saw the Jackets come from 10-2 down to within 12-10 before Wake put the match away. In that final span, the lights truly did go out for the Jackets, as a bank of lights at O’Keefe Gymnasium shut off late in the third game.
Tech (16-13, 6-10 ACC) was led by sophomore outside hitter Maja Pachale who recorded 16 kills, and hit for a team-high .333 hitting percentage.
The match was the final outing for both teams before this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, which will be held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Wake Forest finishes the conference season with a 10-6 mark, good for third place in the league, while Tech finishes at 6-10, in sixth place.
The teams will face each other once again in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Friday.