Atlanta, GA - Sophomore Monique Mead had a match-high 14 kills, but the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (15-11, 8-6 ACC) hit just .113 and fell to Florida State (16-8, 8-6), 3-0 (22-25, 23-25, 18-25) Friday night at
O’Keefe Gym. The Seminoles used .290 hitting and 13.5 blocks to tie
the Yellow Jackets for third place in the ACC. Tech had seven blocks.
Mead had her 14 kills on .207 hitting and no other Tech player had more
than six. She also had seven digs. Freshman Jennifer Percy had six
kills, while junior Bailey Hunter and sophomore Alexis Woodson had five
kills and three total blocks apiece. Senior Jordan McCullers and Mary
Ashley Tippins led the team with 10 digs and 30 assists, respectively.
In the first set, Florida State went on an early 5-0 run to open up a
10-7 lead. After a timeout, the Yellow Jackets answered with three quick
ones to tie it up at 10. Later in the set, it was 18-15 Florida State
when a 4-0 spurt by Tech gave it the lead back at 19-18. That would be
the last lead for the Yellow Jackets as the Seminoles closed out on a
7-3 run to win 25-22. Woodson and Percy led the Yellow Jackets with four
kills in the opening set as Tech hit .167 compared to Florida State’s
The second set was close throughout as neither team led by more than two
points until the Seminoles opened up a 19-16 lead. Georgia Tech tried to
fight back and got within a point at 23-22 but the Seminoles would not
give up the lead and allow the Jackets a run. After FSU got to set point
at 24-22, the Jackets got one back but a FSU block closed out the set
and sent the Seminoles into the break up 2-0 for the match. Mead had
eight kills and hit .583 in the second set but Tech hit just .176 as a
team while FSU was just under .300 at .297. The Seminoles also took
advantage of five blocks.
The third set saw Florida State use two different 8-2 runs to take a
17-8 lead. The Yellow Jackets were never able to recover. They tried to
chip away but were never able to get any closer than six points, at
24-18, as Florida State went on to complete the sweep.
Georgia Tech now hosts Miami tomorrow night at 7 p.m. It’s Girl Scout
Night at O’Keefe Gym and anyone wearing their uniform will receive $1
admission as well as a special volleyball patch.
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