Maryland Volleyball Falls To Georgia Tech, 3-0
Oct. 16, 2004
ATLANTA - The University of Maryland volleyball team dropped a match to Georgia Tech Saturday night in O'Keefe Gymnasium, 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 32-30). Terrapin freshman and Atlanta native Jade Brown led the Terps offensively, as she posted 10 kills in front of her hometown crowd. With the loss, Maryland evened its record to 9-9 (4-4 ACC), while the Jackets improved to 13-5 (8-0 ACC).
Georgia Tech out-hit the Terrapins in game one, .342-.114, and despite getting four kills from Brown, the Terps fell by a score of 20-30.
Maryland fell into an early hole in game two, as Georgia Tech stretched out a 10-1 lead, but with three blocks and five kills, Jennifer Dewalt kept the Terps in the game. Maryland eventually got to within five points on a Dewalt block at 24-19, prompting a Yellow Jacket timeout. Despite a great defensive effort, led by Maria DiLivio with 10 second-game digs, the Terps again struggled offensively and dropped the game, 21-30.
The Terps built a 10-5 lead early in the third game behind strong offensive play from Dewalt and Brown, but the Jackets would chip away at the Terrapin lead and eventually tie the game at 22. The teams would play to six more ties before the game was over, but Georgia Tech prevailed, 32-30.
Georgia Tech was led by Lynnette Moster with 13 kills and 18 digs, and Lauren Sauer with 12 kills and two blocks.
Maryland returns to Comcast Center Pavilion next weekend for two conference matches. The Terps take on Wake Forest on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., and Duke on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.