Photos by Tanner Hall, Clemson Athletic Communications
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Georgia Tech offense hit .366, its second-best hitting percentage of the season, en route to defeating Clemson, 25-17, 25-20, 25-20, in Jervey Gym Wednesday night. Clemson was led by Solei Thomas who posted six kills on nine swings and no errors to hit .667.
Both teams hit above .400 through the first media timeout in game No. 1 at which point Georgia Tech held a two-point lead, 15-13. Then, the Yellow Jackets finessed a 10-4 run, including the last four scores of the set, to win the first, 25-17. Despite Clemson’s efficient start on offense, Georgia Tech went on to outhit Clemson .458 to .185 in the opening frame.
The Yellow Jackets utilized a 7-1 early in the second to secure a 10-5 lead. Clemson chipped away at the Georgia Tech lead throughout the set, cutting the Yellow Jacket lead to just two, 19-17. However, another Georgia Tech run – this one 5-1 – was too much for the Tigers to overcome as the Yellow Jackets took set No. 2, 25-20. Kaylin Korte led the Clemson in the second, hitting .429 for the set and posted four of her nine kills on the match.
Looking for a spark, Clemson inserted sophomore setter Gabby Easton into the lineup to start the third. The Yellow Jackets scored six unanswered to open the set, but the Tigers responded with a 6-0 run of their own to tie the game, 12-12, with Alyssa Deloney behind the service line. Georgia Tech’s Kodie Comby and Mikaila Dowd would go on to tally five kills each in the third to lead the Yellow Jackets to victory, 25-20.
Up next, Clemson (6-10, 0-5 ACC) travels to Virginia Tech (7-10, 0-4 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 11 p.m. Friday’s contest against the Hokes is set to stream on ACCNX. For live stats, visit ClemsonTigers.com.
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