Senior outside Jennifer Percy finished with 12 kills, hitting .321, as Georgia Tech lost to #16 Florida State 10-25, 13-25, 21-25 Friday afternoon in Tallahassee, FL. Senior middle Quinn Evans added 6 kills. The Jackets finish at 12-20 overall and 6-14 in the ACC. The 14 ACC losses are the most ever for Tech. The 20 losses are the most since losing 30 in 1990. A couple statistical oddities: this was the first match in which Tech recorded 0 blocks since a 3-0 loss at NC State on 13 Nov 2011, and it was the first match in which Tech recorded 0 service aces since a 3-1 loss at Denver on 18 Sep 2009. See story and box score.
Sophomore middle Chanell Clark-Bibbs had 13 kills and senior middle Quinn Evans added 11 as Tech fell to Miami 16-25, 25-16, 18-25, 18-25 in Coral Gables, FL Wednesday night. Freshman London Ackerman led the back row with 20 digs. The Jackets set a school record for ACC losses in a single season, falling to 6-13 on the year. Tech had 12 ACC losses in 2011 and 2013. The season wraps at Florida State Friday afternoon. See story and box score.
Georgia Tech beat Syracuse 25-20, 21-25, 13-25, 25-23, 15-13 Sunday afternoon in Atlanta to finish .500 at home both in conference (5-5) and overall (8-8). Senior outside Jennifer Percy finished her O'Keefe Gym careeer in strong fashion with 20 kills. Sophomore middle Chanell Clark-Bibbs added 11 kills and senior middle Quinn Evans pounded out 10. Freshman libero London Ackerman led the back row with 17 digs. Tech heads to Florida over Thanksgiving to close the 2013 season. See story and box score.
The four seniors played together on Senior Night and put up a dominating performance to lead Tech to a 25-19, 25-11, 25-22 win over Boston College Friday night in Atlanta. The performance included 15 service aces, the second best in school history. It was also the first sweep by Tech since beating Jacksonville State in Knoxville back in September. Senior setter Kaleigh Colson notched her 23rd career double-double with 26 assists and 12 digs, adding 6 aces. Senior outside Jennifer Percy had 9 kills. Senior rightside Ivona Kolak added 7 kills and 6 digs. Senior middle Quinn Evans tallied 6 kills and 4 blocks. The 22 kills for Boston College were a season low by a Tech opponent. My thanks to all four for choosing Georgia Tech and the best of luck the rest of the season and in your future endeavors! See story and box score.
Senior outside Jennifer Percy had 17 kills but the #13 Blue Devils were too much as Tech lost 25-23, 16-25, 21-25, 16-25 in Durham, NC Saturday night. Freshman libero London Ackerman led the back row with 17 digs. The 12th ACC loss of the year ties for the most ever ACC losses for the Jackets, first set in 2011 (8-12). The team returns home for their final two home matches of 2013 next weekend. See story and box score.
Sophomore middle Chanell Clark-Bibbs had a career-high 16 kills and senior outside Jennifer Percy added 15 as Tech earned a strong 25-20, 13-25, 25-21, 26-24 win over Clemson Thursday night in Atlanta. Clemson outblocked Tech 13 to 6, but it was the solo block by junior outside Courtney Felinski that capped off a four-point run at the end of the fourth set to win the match. Freshman libero London Ackerman led the back row with 14 digs. See story and box score or watch the replay.
Sophomore middle Chanell Clark-Bibbs had 13 kills and a career-high 9 blocks as Tech fell short of NC State 25-27, 27-25, 25-11, 19-25, 12-15 in Raleigh, NC Saturday evening. The team continues to play better against the tougher teams in the conference, but can't quite find the win column. Senior outside Jennifer Percy added 12 kills but had a career-high 10 hitting errors. Junior outside Courtney Felinski also had a career-high 10 hitting errors as 20 of Tech's 35 hitting errors came from the left side. The team collected a season-high 19 blocks, the second best total in school history. The 10 ACC losses makes this the third straight season of double-digit ACC losses and the 16th overall loss matches the final loss count from 2011 (15-16). See story and box score.
Senior outside Jennifer Percy had 15 kills and freshman rightside Annika Van Gunst added 10 kills and a career-high tying 17 digs to lead Tech to a 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22 win over Virginia Tech in Atlanta Sunday afternoon. The 10 kills and 17 digs were the first career double-double for Van Gunst. Freshman setter Rebecca Martin had a career-high 45 assists, directing the offense to a .257 hitting percentage, a season-high for Tech in ACC matches. Junior outside Courtney Felinski added 12 kills and sophomore middle Chanell Clark-Bibbs contributed 10. Freshman libero London Ackerman reached down for 15 digs. Senior middle Quinn Evans led the blocking, along with Van Gunst, with 5. See story and box score.
Senior outside Jennifer Percy had 12 kills and senior middle Quinn Evans added 10 but too many errors late doomed the Jackets to a 17-25, 25-22, 25-22, 13-25, 12-15 loss to Virginia in Atlanta Friday night. Tech had a 2-1 lead in the match and some momentum after winning sets two and three, but an error-filled fourth set sent the match to five, where Virginia was able to finish late. Sophomore middle Chanell Clark-Bibbs did record a career-high tying 6 blocks in the match. See story and box score.