Women's Volleyball

Georgia Tech Volleyball Falls To Duke, 3-1

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Senior Monique Mead tallied her 1,000th career dig and led all players with 22 kills on Thursday night.

GoJackets
Senior Monique Mead tallied her 1,000th career dig and led all players with 22 kills on Thursday night.
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Nov. 15, 2012

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THE FLATS – Senior Monique Mead tallied her 1,000th career dig and led all players with 22 kills in Georgia Tech’s 3-1 loss to Duke Thursday night at O’Keefe Gym. The Yellow Jackets fall to 18-11 overall and 9-9 in ACC play, while the Blue Devils improve to 15-15 on the season and 6-12 in league action.

In a match that featured 31 tied scores and 14 lead changes, junior Jennifer Percy tallied a season-high 13 kills on 28 swings for a .357 hitting percentage, and Bailey Hunter added 11 kills of her own.

The first game was back and forth until Tech went on a 6-0 run behind the serving of Hunter to break an 11-11 tie and take a 17-11 lead. Duke fought back from a 19-14 deficit to close the gap 23-22, and scored the next three points to claim the opening game, 25-23.

The Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils traded the lead three times in the second game, but momentum landed on Duke’s side late in the set. A kill from Chelsea Cook allowed the Blue Devils to go ahead 17-16, a lead they didn’t give up, and they won the second stanza, 25-20.

The momentum pendulum swung back in Tech’s favor in the third game. After the score was knotted at 12, the Yellow Jackets put together a series of four-point runs to take the lead and stay alive in the match with a 25-19 victory. Tech hit .531 in the third game led by Mead’s eight kills.

Tech continued its rhythm in game four, but after the Yellow Jackets scored four-straight to take a 14-11 lead, the Blue Devils put a stop to it with a 5-0 run. Tech didn’t score more than two points in a row after that, and Duke took the set, 25-22, and the match, 3-1.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action Friday at 7 p.m. with the final home match of the season against Wake Forest.


 

 

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