Virginia Volleyball Loses 3-0 To 25th-Ranked Georgia Tech
Sept. 28, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 25th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hit an impressive .422 with just seven hitting errors in defeating the Virginia volleyball team 3-0 (30-19, 30-18, 30-18) Saturday evening (September 28) at University Hall. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 6-11 overall and 0-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia Tech won its eighth consecutive match and improves to 16-2 overall and 2-0 in the ACC.
Third-year rightside hitter Katie Synan (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) led Virginia offensively with 10 kills and a pair of service aces. Second-year outside hitter Celeste Laborde (New Orleans, La./Academy of the Sacred Heart) followed Synan with nine kills. Third-year libero Whitney Ashcraft (Yorktown, Ind./Burris) recorded a match-high 10 digs for her 15th consecutive double-digit performance in that category. First-year setter/outside hitter Kristin Chaney (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) handed out 26 assists.
Lynnette Moster led Georgia Tech with 12 kills with no errors for a .480 hitting percentage. Jayme Gergen hit an impressive .636 with eight kills on 11 attempts with only one error. She also tied Lauren Sauer and Alexandra Preiss for match-high honors in blocks with four apiece. Preiss also added seven kills and hit .375. Setter Kele Eveland dished out a match-high 32 assists and added eight digs and two blocks.
In addition to hitting .422 compared to UVa’s .058 hitting percentage, the Yellow Jackets held a 42-34 advantage in kills. The Jackets also held edges in digs (37-29) and blocks (9-2). Georgia Tech hit .400 or better in two of the three games, including a sizzling .469 (16 kills, one error, 32 attempts) in game one.
Virginia returns to action on Thursday, October 3 when it travels to Durham, N.C. for a 7:30 p.m. match against Duke.