ACC Standings
  ACC Overall  
  W L Pct. W L Pct. Streak
#6 North Carolina 19 1 .950 29 3 .906 W 10
#16 Florida State 17 3 .850 27 5 .844 W 7
Duke 15 5 .750 21 9 .700 L 2
Pittsburgh 15 5 .750 25 9 .735 L 1
Georgia Tech 15 5 .750 24 8 .750 L 1
Notre Dame 13 7 .650 22 10 .688 W 2
NC State 13 7 .650 20 12 .625 W 2
Miami 9 11 .450 15 17 .469 W 1
Virginia Tech 8 12 .400 13 18 .419 W 1
Louisville 7 13 .350 12 18 .400 W 3
Syracuse 6 14 .300 7 23 .233 L 6
Wake Forest 5 15 .250 9 22 .290 L 10
Virginia 4 16 .200 7 25 .216 L 4
Boston College 3 17 .150 8 22 .267 L 6
Clemson 1 19 .050 6 26 .188 L 12
ACC SCORES
Fri 2 Dec
Coastal Carolina 3, James Madison 2 (19-25, 25-18, 25-18, 17-25 15-9)
Florida State 3, Cincinnati 1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-23)
Pittsburgh 3, Dayton 1 (20-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-19)
(7) North Carolina 3, High Point 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-23)
(11) Florida 3, Alabama State 0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-9)
(16) Penn State 3, LIU Brooklyn 0 (25-8, 25-16, 25-6)
Sat 3 Dec
(7) North Carolina 3, Coastal Carolina 1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-16)
Florida State 3, (11) Florida 2 (13-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-12)
(16) Penn State 3, Pittsburgh 1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
Fri 9 Dec
Ohio State at (3) Wisconsin, 2:00pm (ESPNU)
Florida State vs. (6) Stanford, 4:30pm at Madison, WI (ESPN3)
(15) Missouri at (2) Minnesota, 8:15pm (ESPN3)
(10) UCLA vs. (7) North Carolina, 10:45pm (ESPNU)
Sat 10 Dec
Florida State vs. Ohio State/Wisconsin, 6:00pm (ESPNU)
(7) North Carolina va. (15) Missouri/(2) Minnesota, 10:00pm (ESPNU)
2017 Recruits

Nicole Alford - 6-0 Setter - Edgewater, MD (South River/Metro American): Setter for Metro American 16 Travel squad that earned a Silver Medal in the 16 National division at the USAV Girls Junior Nationals in 2015 ... Named to 16 National All-Tournament team ... PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 Honorable Mention ... started every match as the only freshman on her high school team in 2013 ... led team to best finish in 18 years. Watch her videos on YouTube.

Cori Clifton - 6-2 Rightside/Setter - Williamsburg, VA (Warhill/Williamsburg): Math and science among her favorite subjects ... Led Warhill to first-ever 3A state title with 220 kills, 420 assists and 244 digs ... 2014 3A All-State. Watch her videos on YouTube.

Cheyenne Hayes - 5-8 Outside - Sharpsburg, GA (Trinity Christian/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Samantha Knapp - 5-6 Defensive Specialist - Orlando, FL (Bishop Moore/OTVA): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Grace Rigsbee - 6-3 Rightside - Suwanee, GA (North Gwinnett/Tsunami): Also plays basketball for North Gwinnett.

Kendall Wilson - 6-1 Middle - Tyrone, GA (Sandy Creek/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

2018 Recruits

Mikaila Dowd - 6-0 Outside/Rightside - Aurora, IL (Metea Valley/Sports Performance): Watch her videos on YouTube ... New assistant Randi Raff instrumental in finalizing her commitment.

Kayla Kaiser - 6-1 Middle/Outside - Louisville, KY (Assumption/KIVA): Selected "Most Outstanding Sophomore" by the Louisville Catholic Sports Net in 2015.

Breland Morrissette - 6-1 Middle - Birmingham, AL (Altamonte/Southern Performance): Strong hitter that led her club team to a 5th place finish in the AAU 16 Club division in 2015.

Maddie Tippett - 5-6 Defensive Specialist - Atlanta, GA (St. Pius X/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Sunday
Oct022016

Win wraps weekend

Tech bounced back Sunday with a 25-18, 25-12, 25-23 win over NC State in the O'Keefe Gym.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the Jackets with 14 kills.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 22 digs as the Tech defense held NC State to an .090 hitting percentage.

Tech takes a trip to Clemson Wednesday night. See story and box score.

Friday
Sep302016

Tech falls to #10 North Carolina

The Jackets came close, but couldn't earn enough points late as they fell 19-25, 26-28, 23-25 to #10 North Carolina in the O'Keefe Gym Friday night.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the offense with 10 kills, hitting .079, with 8 digs. Senior middle Lauren Pitz add 8 kills, hitting .533, and 7 blocks.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 11 digs. Senior setter Rebecca Martin earned a double-double with 18 assists and 10 digs.

NC State comes to town Sunday afternoon. See story and box score.

Sunday
Sep252016

Jackets get road win at "other Tech"

Double-doubles from outside hitters Teegan Van Gunst and Gabriela Stavnetchei and big days from middles Sydney Wilson and Lauren Pitz led to a 25-20, 25-27, 25-16, 25-21 win at Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon.

This was a match that saw the entire team firing on all cylinders.

Teegan Van Gunst led the offense with 18 kills, hitting .167, with 16 digs. Stavnetchei added 14 kills with 10 digs, hitting .282.

Wilson picked up 11 kills, hitting .526, with four blocks, while Pitz finished with 10 kills and 6 blocks, hitting .421.

Libero London Ackermann led the back row with 22 digs, reaching 1500 for her career.

Setter Rebecca Martin earned a double-double with 47 assists and 17 digs.

North Carolina comes to Atlanta Friday night. See story and box score.

Friday
Sep232016

Tech comes up short in ACC opener

Pitt hit .294, the best anyone has hit against Georgia Tech all season, as the Jackets fell 24-26, 25-21, 19-25, 21-25 on the road Friday night.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst got her 40th career double-double with 17 kills and 14 digs, hitting .302.

Junior middle Sydney Wilson had 10 kills with no errors, hitting .556 and was a beast at the net with 8 blocks (3 solo).

Tech faces the "other Tech" in Blacksburg, VA Sunday. See story and box score.

 

Saturday
Sep172016

Jackets wrap up 2-1 weekend with win

Tech spent the weekend at Coastal Carolina, beating North Florida Friday morning and then splitting with the host Chanticleers Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Friday's first match was a 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of North Florida. Senior hitters Teegan and Annika Van Gunst led the offense with 18 and 13 kills, respectively. Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei added 9 kills. Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 16 digs.

Tech fell to Coastal Carolina 19-25, 19-25, 25-18, 22-25 in the Friday nightcap. Teegan Van Gunst notched her 39th career double-double with 13 kills and 16 digs. Annika added 8 kills and 10 digs while Ackermann topped the defense with 19 digs.

The Jackets bounced back Saturday evening with a 17-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12 win over Coastal Carolina. Teegan Van Gunst exploded for 26 kills, hitting .333. Freshman middle Kodie Comby added 9 kills, hitting .316. Senior setter Rebecca Martin earned her 11th double-double with 38 assists and 14 digs. Ackermann picked up 23 digs.

Next up is ACC play, which starts next Friday in Pittsburgh. Story and box score links are here.

Tuesday
Sep132016

Comby ACC Freshman of the Week

Freshman middle Kodie Comby is this week's (12 Sep) ACC Freshman of the Week.

She had 22 kills on 38 attempts with only 4 errors, hitting .474 in Georgia Tech's 3-0 weekend at home. She also added 6 blocks, 7 digs and 2 aces.

It's her first weekly honor, and hopefully not her last.

See story.

Friday
Sep092016

Tech tops Georgia

O'Keefe Gym was just the way the Jackets like it: crowded, loud and hot. With a full gym on a white-out night with swim team initiation, Georgia Tech and the O'Keefe Gym pounded out a 25-22, 26-24, 29-27 win over Georgia Friday night.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst logged another double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs. The digs pushed her past the 1000 dig mark for her career as she joined seven other Yellow Jackets in the 1000 kill, 1000 dig club, which includes the likes of Monique MeadLynnette Moster, Cris Omiecinski and Wendy Malins.

Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei added 10 kills, while seniors Annika Van Gunst and London Ackermann had 13 and 14 digs, respectively.

The Jackets head to Coastal Carolina for three matches next weekend before starting ACC play. See story and box score.

Thursday
Sep082016

Jackets get revenge over Owls

The Jackets needed no extra motivation Friday night as they gutted out a 25-21, 25-27, 24-26, 25-10, 15-9 win over Kennesaw State in the O'Keefe Gym Thursday night. The win avenged a loss at Kennesaw State last year.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the front row with 17 kills, hitting .277, and also picked up 18 digs for here 37th career double-double. Junior outside Gabriela Stavenetchei tied her career-highs with 16 kills and 19 digs for her 2nd double-double. Freshman middle Kodie Comby earned a career-high 12 kills, hitting .550.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 26 digs.

The Jackets surrendered late leads in the second and third sets, but rebounded to hit .621 (18 kills, no errors) in the fourth and continued the momentum in the fifth. KSU was a scrappy opponent that made several seemingly impossible saves and came back from late deficits in their set wins.

Tech hosts Georgia Friday night. See story and box score.

Thursday
Sep082016

Tech owns State

A balanced offense and a few long runs earn Tech a 25-19, 25-19, 25-15 sweep of Georgia State Friday afternoon in the O'Keefe Gym. The Jackets extended their winning streak over Georgia State to 12 matches, dating back to 1998.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the front and back rows with 9 kills and 12 digs. Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei added 8 kills and 10 digs.

Setters Rebecca Martin and Gabby Benda issued 31 assists and drove an offense that hit .315 for the match.

Tech faces Kennesaw State this evening. See story and box score.

Wednesday
Sep072016

Home slate opens Thursday

This weekend's matches are available a number of ways, but I hope you make our audio part of the mix.

Read a preview of the weekend here.