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Georgia Tech Tops Hurricanes, 3-0

Oct. 30, 2004

Box Score

Atlanta, Ga. – The University of Miami women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (24-30, 18-30, 28-30) decision to ACC foe Georgia Tech Saturday evening at O’Keefe Gymnasium. The Hurricanes fall to 12-8 overall and 7-5 in the ACC.

The Hurricanes were once again lead by senior Valeria Tipiana who posted a double-double for the second night in a row with a 17 kill, 10 dig performance against the Yellow Jackets. Classmate Elizabeth Tyson registered a team-high .471 hitting percentage with nine kills on 17 swings. Sophomore Jill Robinson recorded a team-high 40 assists and three block assists.

Defensively, senior Jamie Grass led with 16 digs while redshirt sophomoreFrancheska Savage posted three block assists.

As a team, the Hurricanes were held to a .203 hitting percentage while Georgia Tech hit .384.

The Hurricanes took the lead early in game one before Georgia Tech scored four unanswered points to take a 6-4 lead. Miami fought back to pull within one but the Yellow Jackets extended their lead, to 15-10. The Hurricanes could not pull any closer, however, and took the 30-24 loss.

Miami scored the first point in game two and led 2-1 before the Yellow Jackets took the lead which they never relinquished, eventually winning the game 30-18.

Game three proved to be the closet game of the match with Miami maintaining the lead throughout most of the game. Georgia Tech, however, tied the score at 20-all and then again at 21. Both teams exchanged leads one more time before the Yellow Jackets pulled away after a kill and a Miami error. The Hurricanes tried to rally to bring the score to 29-28 but they could not solve Georgia Tech, who took the 30-28 win and the match.

The Yellow Jackets (18-5, 12-0 ACC) were led by Lynette Moster, who led all players with 20 kills and 12 digs.

The Hurricanes will return to ACC action when they host Maryland Friday at 7:00 pm in the Knight Sports Complex.