COLLEGE PARK, MD – Behind a season-high 14 aces, including a career high six from Eida Mabry and 11 digs and seven kills from Kyleen Bell, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (21-4, 11-1) extended its win streak to 12 games defeating Maryland (13-12, 4-9) in three games, 15-9, 15-3, 15-4 on Friday night.
In game one, the Jackets jumped out to a commanding 10-2 lead as Mabry tallied three straight aces, Amanda Hess recorded a kill, and Kele Eveland notched a kill off of a dig by Hess. The Jackets saw their lead increase to 12-3 as Maja Pachale recorded a kill and the Terrapins had a hitting error. Maryland scored three points as Pachale had a hitting error, Courtney Adler was called for a net violation and Carey Brennan notched a kill to make the score 12-6. Tech went on to capture the game, 15-9 on an ace from Townsend, a kill by Mabry and an ace from Hess.
Game two was much like the first, with the Jackets jumping out to a 9-1 lead. Mabry’s serve again was tough as she once again tallied three consecutive aces, while Geeske Banck and Alexandra Preiss each added one. Bell notched four kills, while Pachale and Preiss each recorded three. With Tech hitting .519 in the game and the Terrapins struggling to pass and sideout, it would go on to win game two, 15-3.
Again in game three, Tech dominated the Terrapins hitting .308 and holding Maryland to just three kills.
Georgia Tech will face Virginia at 7:30 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday night.