Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst had 14 kills and 11 digs and sophomore outside Ashley Askin added 10 but Georgia Tech lost 25-27, 25-17, 18-25, 22-25 to Miami in Coral Gables, FL Friday night.
Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 20 digs. Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst finished with a career-high 19 digs and added 7 kills.
Tech was a victim of giving up points in bunches. Most painfully, they had a 22-20 lead in the fourth and gave up five straight points to lose the match. Three of the five were on Tech hitting errors.
For the second time this season, junior outside Teegan Van Gunst is the ACC Player of the Week. She shared the honor with Virginia Tech's Amanda McKinzie back on 7 Sep.
This past weekend, Van Gunst averaged 5 kills per set and hit .400. For the season, she's averaging 4.06 kills per set with a .327 hitting percentage.
Boston College had match point on Georgia Tech in third set at 24-23. The Eagles needed one point and the Jackets couldn't find their rhythm. Tech gutted it out like this:
- Kill by Annika Van Gunst. 24-24
- Service error by Gabriela Stavnetchei. 24-25 (match point #2)
- Block by Sydney Wilson and Annika Van Gunst. 25-25
- Kill by BC's Kam McClain. 25-26 (match point #3)
- Kill by Teegan Van Gunst. 26-26
- Kill by BC's Julia Topor. 26-27 (match point #4)
- Kill by Anna Kavalchuk. 27-27
- Kill by Anna Kavalchuk. 28-27 (set point #1 for Tech)
- Kill by Teegan Van Gunst. 29-27
Sophomore outside Anna Kavalchuk would go on to recored a career-high 12 kills, hitting .474, as Georgia Tech earned a 23-25, 23-25, 29-27, 25-23, 15-9 win over Boston College Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.
Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 22 digs to push her over 1000 digs for her Tech career.
Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst led all Tech hitters with 22 kills, hitting .321, with 12 digs for her 20th career double-double.
Sophomore middle Sydney Wilson combined 9 kills with 9 blocks, tying a career-high in blocks.
Junior setter Rebecca Martin and sophomore setter Gabby Benda combined for 61 of Tech's 66 assists. Benda earned Tech career-highs with 36 assists and 11 digs, her first double-double as a Yellow Jacket.
Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst led everyone with 18 kills, hitting .567, while picking up 13 digs for her 19th career double-double as Georgia Tech swept Clemson 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 Friday night at Clemson, SC.
Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst and sophomore middle Sydney Wilson each added 9 kills, with Van Gunst also recorded 10 digs.
Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 14 digs.
Georgia Tech had a 23-19 lead late in the fourth set, needing a win to send the match to five. Usually, this is enough of a lead to win the set. But that's not how it went. It went like this:
- Service error, Wimberly Wilson. 23-20
- Kelly Marcinek's 18th kill for KSU. 23-21
- Timeout Tech.
- Sydni Shelton's 13th kill for KSU. 23-22
- Attack error, Teegan Van Gunst (block by Liesl Englebrecht and Sydni Shelton). 23-23
- Attack error, Sydney Wilson (block by Liesl Englebrecht). 23-24
- Attack error, Teegan Van Gunst. 23-25
Match over. Georgia Tech loses to Kennesaw State 23-25, 25-16, 19-25, 23-25 Friday night in Kennesaw, GA. It was the Owl's first volleyball win over Georgia Tech. KSU also finishes 5-0 against other Division I volleyball programs in Georgia. Tech was 3-1.
Georgia Tech did it to them in 2003, and Nebraska returned the favor Saturday evening in Lincoln, NE. Back then, Tech ended Nebraska's 52-match home winning streak. Twelve years later in the same building, the Jackets fall 13-25, 15-25, 21-25 to end their 8-match winning streak.
Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst led Tech with 12 kills (hitting .188) with 9 digs. Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst added 11 kills (hitting .194).
Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 13 digs.
The Van Gunst twins combined for 34 of Tech's 65 kills and 32 of their 76 digs in Georgia Tech's 23-25, 21-25, 37-35, 25-13, 15-12 come-from-behind win over UC Davis in Lincoln, NE Saturday afternoon.
Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the Jackets with 19 kills (hitting .378) with 16 digs and. Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst added 16 kills (hitting .250) with 16 digs and a career-high 9 blocks.
Numbers for everyone: Sophomore outside Gabriela Stavnetchei hit career highs for the second match in a row with 9 kills and 10 digs. Junior middle Lauren Pitz shattered her career-high with 11 blocks. Gabby Benda notched a career-high 23 assists.
Sophomore middle Sydney Wilson had a career-high 18 kills (hitting .452) and a career-high 5 digs and junior outside Teegan Van Gunst pounded out 21 kills (hitting .390) with 10 digs as Georgia Tech corralled South Florida 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23 Friday afternoon in Lincoln, NE.
The win pushed Tech's streak to 7, the longest winning streak since they won 7 back in 2010.
Junior setter Rebecca Martin and sophomore setter Gabby Benda both played, with Martin notching 35 assists and Benda a career-high 21.
Junior libero London Ackerman led the back row with 17 digs. Sophomore outside Ashley Askin added 10 kills.
Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst was named ACC Co-Player of the Week. It's the first time Van Gunst has received this honor.
Van Gunst had 51 kills (averaging 3.92 per set) and 43 digs (3.31 per set) in Tech's four wins over the weekend. She has 99 kills (3.67 per set), leading Tech, and 83 digs (3.07 per set) for the season.