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Mercer 8 24 15
Georgia Tech 25 26 25
Teegan Van Gunst (GT): 10 K, .450 hit
Sydney Wilson (GT): 9 K, .467 hit, 6 blk

Morgan MacGilvary (MU): 7 K, .000 hit
ACC Standings
  ACC Overall  
  W L Pct. W L Pct. Streak
Boston College 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000 W 3
Miami 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000 W 3
NC State 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000 W 3
Syracuse 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000 W 3
Virginia Tech 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000 W 3
Duke 0 0 .000 2 0 1.000 W 2
Georgia Tech 0 0 .000 4 1 .800 W 3
#14 Florida State 0 0 .000 2 1 .667 W 1
Louisville 0 0 .000 2 1 .667 W 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 2 1 .667 L 1
Virginia 0 0 .000 1 1 .500 L 1
Clemson 0 0 .000 1 2 .333 L 1
#18 North Carolina 0 0 .000 1 2 .333 W 1
Notre Dame 0 0 .000 1 2 .333 W 1
Wake Forest 0 0 .000 1 2 .333 L 1
Thu 3 Sep
Georgia Tech 3, Furman 0 (25-8, 26-24, 25-15)
Fri 4 Sep
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern, 10:00am at Athens, GA
Virginia Tech vs. Miami (OH), 10:00am at East Lansing, MI
Duke vs. Missouri-Kansas City, 10:30am at Lawrence, KS
Boston College vs. Stony Brook, 1:30pm at Fairfield, CT
Clemson vs. South Carolina, 4:00pm at Greenville, SC
#18 North Carolina vs. #13 Wisconsin, 4:30pm at Louisville, KY
Wake Forest vs. North Carolina Central, 4:30pm at Elon, NC
Boston College at Fairfield, 6:30pm
Georgia Tech at Georgia, 7:00pm SEC Network+
Minnesota at Louisville, 7:00pm
Ole Miss at NC State, 7:00pm
Notre Dame at Seton Hall, 7:00pm
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, 7:00pm
Virginia Commonwealth at Virginia, 7:00pm
Virginia Tech at #19 Michigan, 7:00pm
Miami at Missouri State, 7:30pm ESPN3
Duke at Kansas, 8:00pm ESPN3
Syracuse at Auburn, 8:00pm SEC Network+
Sat 5 Sep
Clemson at Furman, 10:00am
Appalachian State at Virginia, 10:00am
Wake Forest vs. Charleston Southern, 10:00am at Elon, NC
Duke vs. Western Illinois, 11:30am at Lawrence, KS
Miami vs. Marquette, 12:00pm at Springfield, MO
Jacksonville at NC State, 12:00pm
Notre Dame vs. Temple, 12:00pm at South Orange, NJ
Colgate at Pittsburgh, 12:00pm
Virginia Tech vs. Butler, 2:30pm at East Lansing, MI
Clemson vs. Winthrop, 4:30pm at Greenville, SC
#18 North Carolina vs. Minnesota, 4:30pm at Louisville, KY
Boston College vs. Marshall, 5:30pm at Fairfield, CT
Notre Dame vs. Hofstra, 5:30pm at South Orange, NJ
Miami vs. Oral Roberts, 6:30pm at Springfield, MO
#14 Florida State at #22 Ohio State, 7:00pm
#13 Wisconsin at Louisville, 7:00pm
Delaware at NC State, 7:00pm
Pittsburgh at Duquesne, 7:00pm
Wake Forest at Elon, 7:00pm
Iowa State at Virginia, 7:00pm
Sun 6 Sep
#14 Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, 12:00pm at Columbus, OH
Auburn at Georgia Tech, 1:00pm
Syracuse at Georgia, 1:00pm SEC Network+
#14 Florida State at #22 Ohio State, 7:00pm

Askin earns first double-double in sweep of The Citadel

Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst had 12 kills, hitting .550, and sophomore outside Ashley Askin notched career-highs in kills (11) and digs (10) as well as her first career double-double in Georgia Tech's 25-13, 25-11, 25-12 win over The Citadel Saturday night in Atlanta.

Askin also added a team-best and career-high 4 aces in the victory as the Jackets kept the Bulldogs off balance with their serves.

Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 14 digs.

Tech heads to Athens, GA Thursday to play Mercer. See story and box score.


Wilson career-high in win over Tennessee-Martin

Sophomore middle Sydney Wilson had a career-high 11 kills, hitting .450, and junior rightside Annika Van Gunst added 11 kills, hitting .400, as Tech swept Tennessee-Martin 25-23, 25-8, 25-13 Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

Tech used some of their bench in the first set as sophomore setter Gabby Benda and sophomore outside Gabriela Stavnechei saw action. The 'starters' came in the second and third sets to put the Skyhawks away.

Freshman middle Lauren Frerking saw her first action, picking up 2 kills and a block.

Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 13 digs and served UTM off the court with three long serving runs, tallying 5 aces.

The Jackets finish the weekend Saturday night against The Citadel. See story and box score.


Jackets fall to Coastal Carolina in five

Georgia Tech carried over their good team play from the morning into the first set of the nightcap, but struggled to find their rhythm before losing it in the fifth set of a thrilling 25-17, 22-25, 21-25, 25-23, 9-15 loss to reigning Big South champion Coastal Carolina Friday night in Atlanta.

Tech controlled the first set, but struggled in their two-hitter rotations in the second and third set, leading head coach Michelle Collier to switch to a 6-2 offense for the fourth, which helped the team come back and force a fifth set.

While they fought hard, the Jacket's ball control left them in the fifth, allowing the Chanticleers to earn a win in the O'Keefe Gym.

Junior hitters Teegan Van Gunst and Annika Van Gunst both earned double doubles. Teegan pounded out 22 kills, hitting .362, with 13 digs while twin sister Annika added 13 kills, hitting .267, with 13 digs.

Sophomore middle Sydney Wilson hit double-figures with 10 kills, hitting .304, and 5 blocks.

Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 20 digs.

The Jackets continue with two matches Saturday. See story and box score.


Tech finds middle to sweep Siena

Georgia Tech's middles recorded 17 of the Jackets' 44 kills in a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 sweep over Siena Friday afternoon in Atlanta.

Junior middle Lauren Pitz picked up 9 kills, hitting .571, while sophomore middle Sydney Wilson banged out 8, hitting .467. The two had only one hitting error each in a very clean match for the pair.

Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst had 9 kills, hitting .350, with 8 digs. Junior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 14 digs.

The setters, junior Rebecca Martin and sophomore transfer Gabby Benda, combined for 36 assists (25 and 11, respectively), running an offense that hit .343, their best hitting percentage since hitting .373 vs. Alabama A&M last September.

The team is back in action Friday night against Coastal Carolina. See story and box score.


Season previews's Jon Cooper has been previewing the upcoming season:

The ACC's coaches expect North Carolina to repeat as champion and chose Tech to finish 10th, which is about where they finished last year (a 4-way tie for 9th at 6-12 with Clemson, Wake Forest and Boston College). No Jackets were named to the pre-season All-ACC team.



Remembering Ed Martin

As we prepare to start our 14th season of Georgia Tech volleyball on WREK, I need to pause and remember Ed Martin.

Ed was the driving force behind getting Tech vollleyball on the radio. It would not be on the air and this website would not exist without Ed's backing.

Unfortunately, Ed passed away back in January of cancer. He left Atlanta several years ago and moved to California, where he was still active in college radio, working with KDVS at UC Davis. He also helped broadcast UC Davis volleyball on occasion.

He was a beloved friend as well as an big-brother/father figure to many at both WREK and KDVS.

He was a good man and is missed by all who knew him.

As it turns out, the Jackets will play UC Davis this season, but it will happen in Lincoln, Nebraska rather than either here or at Davis.


NCAA Selection Show

The NCAA Volleyball Tournament Selection Show is at 8:30pm ET tonight (30 Nov) on ESPNU.

My guess is the ACC will get five teams in. North Carolina gets the conference's automatic bid. Florida State, Miami and Duke all have top-30 RPIs and should be shoe-ins for the field of 64.

The fifth team, based on ACC record, should be Pitt. However, Pitt's RPI is right around 50 as their non-conference schedule turned out weaker than they expected, which would put them on the bubble. They did beat Duke during the regular season, but being swept by Virginia Tech kept them out of the top four. In the end, in a strong ACC year with three ranked teams, and a clear demarkation between the top five and the other ten, Pitt deserves a spot as the ACC's fifth NCAA entrant.

Miami heads to Gainsville to play Central Florida in the Ames Region.

Florida State is hosting as the #6 seed as part of the Seattle Region and will face Jacksonville in the first round.

North Carolina is hosting as the #7 seed as part of the Minneapolis Region and will face Hampton in the first round.

Duke heads to Washington to play Hawaii in the first round in the Seattle Region.

Pitt was not selected, so the ACC gets four. 


Tech tames Tigers in finale

The Jackets played their most resilient volleyball of the season in a 25-23, 29-27, 25-21 win over Clemson Friday afternoon in Atlanta. It was Tech's first and only three-set win in ACC play for 2014.

Senior outside Courtney Felinski played one of the best matches of her career with 12 kills, 9 digs, 2 blocks and 3 service aces. Two of those aces became the critical turning point late in the second set that put the Jackets on the road to victory. Sophomore rightside Annika Van Gunst was stellar with 14 kills, hitting .519. Freshman outside Ashley Askin brought her best, recording 10 kills for the first time in her college career.

Junior setter Callie Bivings and sophomore setter Rebecca Martin combined for 44 assists and helped their teammates to a .309 hitting percentage.

Sophomore libero London Ackerman led the back row with 18 digs. Sophomore outside Teegan Van Gunst added 11. The team played great defense, holding Clemson to a .228 hitting percentage.

Tech ends the season at 13-18, which is one more win than the team recorded last year. Their 6-12 ACC record put them in a four-way tie for 9th, which is better than the predicted finish of 13th by the coaches at the beginning of the season. It was also the first time since 2010 that the Yellow Jackets finished the season with a win, which always makes the year feel better.

See story and box score.


Canes take out Tech

When it was good in the first set, it was great, but the Jackets were not able to sustain the high level of play after the first set, falling to Miami 25-21, 12-25, 17-25, 23-25. The team fought back hard in the fourth, but fell just short of sending the match to a fifth set.

Senior outside Courtney Felinski led with 12 kills and sophomore rightside Annika Van Gunst added 10.

Sophomore outside Teegan Van Gunst led the back row with 12 digs with sophomore libero London Ackerman contributing 10.

At 5-12 in the ACC, Tech will finish either 13th with a loss in their final match, or as high as a four-way tie for 9th with a win and then losses by Wake Forest and Boston College. A five-way tie is possible if NC State beats #21 Duke.

Clemson comes to the O'Keefe Gym for the season finale Friday at 3:00pm. The match will be seen on ESPN3 and will not be on radio.

See story and box score.



As we wrap up the regular season, here are the current RPIs for the ACC. The conference has a shot at as many as five bids (my guess) to the NCAA Tournament.

3. Florida State
6. North Carolina
21. Duke
28. Miami
47. Virginia Tech
51. Pittsburgh
59. Virginia
97. Louisville
100. NC State
104. Clemson
134, Boston College
135. Georgia Tech
142. Wake Forest
173. Notre Dame
208. Syracuse