@GTVolleyball Sweeps Tennessee State

Sept. 2, 2016

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – In the teams’ first meeting, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (4-0) swept Tennessee State (4-1) at the K-State Invitational on Friday night.

How It Happened
Georgia Tech jumped out to an 8-2 lead in set one. The Yellow Jackets extended that to 17-8, eventually winning 25-13 while holding the Tigers to a -.143 hitting clip.

Tech kept that momentum into the second set going up 16-8, before winning 25-14. In set three, it was the Tigers’ turn to jump out to a 6-0 lead. The Jackets came back to pull within one, 11-10, and turned the tide to win the set 25-17.

"It was a good first match to get things rolling this weekend,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “It was good to see a lot of contribution from everyone. We have another big challenge ahead of us tomorrow and I am looking forward to see how our team steps up to it."

Quick Hits
- Gabriela Stavnetchei and Annika Van Gunst led the team with six kills each, while Stavnetchei added two aces.
- Lauren Pitz put down five kills with no errors on eight swings (.625) and Teegan Van Gunst tallied five kills.
- Annika Van Gunst led the back row defense with nine digs.
- Pitz, Rebecca Martin and Sydney Wilson each recorded a solo block.
- Georgia Tech has started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2012 when the team went 5-0.
- The Jackets held Tennessee State to a -.021 hitting clip.
- Teegan Van Gunst needs 12 kills to eclipse 1,000 career kills.

What’s Next
The Jackets take on Michigan (4-0) on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, followed by an 8:30 p.m. ET match against host K-State (2-2) on ESPN3.

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