Sept. 28, 2004
Georgia Tech hit .360 as a team on its way to a 3-1 victory (30-32, 30-23, 30-26, 30-27) over Clemson in Jervey Gym on Tuesday. The win improved the Yellow Jackets to 8-5 overall, 3-0 in the ACC. With the loss, Clemson fell to 8-6, 1-2 in conference play.
Leslie Finn established a team-best for the 2004 season with 30 kills in the match. It marked the second time in her career she topped the 30-kill mark. She had 31 in a match versus Maryland last season. Her 30 kills are tied for fifth-most in an individual match with Cindy Stern, who had 30 against Florida State in 1998. She had an incredible 10 kills in two separate games. She hit .417 for the match.
The Tigers had 12.0 team blocks, including six total by middle blocker Kassie Staup. Lori Ashton had 20 kills in the match, also a high for her this season. Courtney Lawrence and Stephanie Haskell each had 32 assists on the night.
For Georgia Tech, outside hitters Lynnette Moster and Lauren Sauer had 24 kills apiece. Moster hit .426 for the match. Setter Lindsey Laband had 70 assists for the Yellow Jackets, while Sauer led the team with five total blocks.
In game one, Clemson took the final three points to win 32-30. Lori Ashton was big in the first game, with nine kills and two blocks for the Tigers. In game two, Finn’s 10 kills were not enough to lead Clemson to the win. The Yellow Jackets scored the last three points of the game to pull away.
In game three, Georgia Tech held a 26-21 lead, but Clemson scored four straight to pull within one point of the lead. Georgia Tech then scored four of the last five to win 30-26. The Yellow Jackets clinched the match in game four after methodically pulling away. Finn also had 10 kills in game four.
The Tigers travel to Blacksburg, VA to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in ACC action on Friday night. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
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