Virginia Volleyball Falls 3-0 To Georgia Tech
Nov. 9, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Georgia Tech posted a .425 team hitting percentage in defeating the Virginia volleyball team 3-0 (32-30, 30-23, 30-22) Friday evening (November 9) at University Hall. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 7-16 overall and 3-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Yellow Jackets improve to 17-6 overall and 11-4 in the ACC.
Second-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) paced the Cavaliers with team-highs of 11 kills and nine digs. First-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) added a career eight kills, while fourth-year outside hitter Jenny Harmon (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) tallied eight kills. Second-year middle Shannon Boyle (Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) hit an impressive .667 with six kills in nine attempts. Second-year Abby Whittenburg (Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo) and first-year Lily Phillips (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) split the setting duties and dished out 18 and 17 assists, respectively.
Kyleen Bell led a balanced Georgia Tech attack with 14 kills and no errors and hit an impressive .583. Lauren Sauer notched 13 kills and Alexandra Preiss added 12 kills and hit .400. Lynnette Moster rounded out the Yellow Jacket players in double figure kills with 10 while hitting .667. Moster and Marisa Aston led Georgia Tech with nine digs each. Kele Eveland registered 45 assists and added seven digs and five kills.
The Yellow Jackets outhit UVa .425 to .262 and also held a 58-42 edge in kills. Georgia Tech held a 38-29 advantage in digs as well.
The Cavaliers nearly won the first game as they held a 29-27 lead, but Georgia Tech rallied and with the match tied at 30-30, the Yellow Jackets scored the next two points for a 32-30 win. In the second game, the Jackets jumped out to an early lead, but UVa came back and were within one point, 16-15, when Moster served for six consecutive points. Georgia Tech went on to a 30-23 victory while hitting .567 in the game. In the third game, Georgia Tech jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead and maintained at least a two-point lead through the first half of the game. The Jackets slowly pulled away for a 30-22 victory.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday evening, November 10, when they host Clemson on Senior Night at University Hall. Match time is 7:00 p.m.