Georgia Tech Upsets No. 23 Miami in ACC Volleyball
Oct. 16, 2011
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Two Georgia Tech players combined for 31 kills to help lead the visiting Yellow Jackets to an upset of No. 23 Miami, 3-1, in Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball action Sunday afternoon inside the James L. Knight Sports Complex. The Yellow Jackets took the win on scores of 11-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21.
Miami (15-3, 6-3 ACC) suffered the first home loss of the 2011 season, and the first since Oct. 22, 2010 (vs. Duke).
The Hurricanes came out strong in the opening set, running away with a 25-11 decision behind the efforts of four Lane Carico kills and two more from Christine Williamson. As the Canes hit .300 in the frame, Georgia Tech (11-8, 4-5 ACC) was limited to just a .000 attack percentage.
However, the next three frames would go to the Yellow Jackets as they rode the precision of Kaleigh Colson who hit at a .800 clip in the match with 12 kills on just 15 swings. The percentage for Colson was a season-high allowed by UMiami, with the previous high being .706 staked by Florida State’s Elise Walch (12k-0e-17ta) on Sept. 14.
The Rambling Wreck’s Colson also setup 34 assists on the day from her setter position, as 19 of those went to outside hitter Monique Mead. Mead would go on to add six digs and four blocks (three assisted). Libero Nicki Meyer sprawled out for a team-high tying 11 digs.
For Miami, the kills came from Carico with a team-high 14, extending her double-digit streak to eight matches. Senior middle blocker Ali Becker added eight kills.
Sophomore right side Alex Johnson registered nine kills for UM and redshirt senior setter Katie Gallagher handed out 37 assists with a match-high 14 digs for the double-double. Sophomore libero Ryan Shaffer, seeing time as a starter away from the libero position in the fourth set, claimed 13 digs on the day.
The Hurricanes return to action Friday, Oct. 21 when they travel to Boston College for an ACC matchup set to begin at 7 p.m.
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