Volleyball Tops Tigers, 3-0

Oct. 5, 2016

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Three Yellow Jackets hit above .500 as the Georgia Tech volleyball team (12-5, 3-2 ACC) swept Clemson (5-12, 0-5) Wednesday night to earn its seventh sweep of the season.

How It Happened
The Jackets went to work quickly and took a 12-1 lead in game one thanks in part to six kills early by Teegan Van Gunst and the serving of London Ackermann. Georgia Tech ran away with the set 25-7 and hit .630 as a team.

Set two proved to be a back and forth battle. The Jackets led 17-12, before a Clemson rally put the Tigers within one, 17-16. Neither team led by more than three points from there and it was the Jackets who prevailed 25-23.

Up 3-2 in game three, a 5-0 Georgia Tech rally put the Jackets up 8-2 early. The momentum stayed with the Jackets and Georgia Tech raced to a 21-11 advantage. The Jackets didn’t let up winning 25-15.

“It was nice to have a lot of players hitting above .300,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “Our setters did a really good job and work on that 6-2 a little bit this match was helpful. It was good to see players execute at a high level. This is a tough environment to play in, and we’re proud of the focus and how we came out that first game. I think we stayed aggressive with our serve and our offense was the theme of the match tonight.”

Quick Hits
Georgia Tech held Clemson to single digits in set one. It marks the first time Tech held a team to single digits since Nov. 8, 2015 when the Jackets held Wake Forest to nine points.
Teegan Van Gunst tallied 12 kills to go along with nine digs. It’s the 11th-straight match that she has put up double-figure kills.
Annika Van Gunst put down 11 kills on .562 hitting.
Gabriela Stavnetchei recorded nine kills and hit for .500, while Sydney Wilson had seven kills and also hit at a .500 clip.
London Ackermann held down the back row with 13 digs.
Georgia Tech out-hit Clemson .422 to .176.

Up Next
Georgia Tech travels to Virginia on Friday at 7 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra as the Jackets look to snap a four-game skid against the Cavaliers.

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