Nov. 1, 1997
Women's Volleyball Outlasts Georgia Tech in Five Games
Terps Remain Only Undefeated Team In Division I Play
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- After going neck and neck in game five, the 16th-ranked Maryland Terrapins outlasted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 13-15, 10-15, 15-8, 15-6, 15-13, in front of 438 fans at Ritchie Coliseum. With the win, Maryland improves to 21-0 overall and 12-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Terps are now the only team in Division I play to carry an undefeated record as Penn State lost to Wisconsin in four games Friday night.
For the second night in a row, senior right side hitter Elizabeth Efron pounded down a team-high 25 kills and hit .305 to carry the Terps on offense. She had a critical kill in game five when the Terps were down 12-11 to tie it at 12 apiece. She also recorded 14 digs.
Juniors Jaime Summers and Kim Adolphs each added 12 kills, with Adolphs recording a career-high 26 digs. Senior setter Eden Kroeger hit a team-high .471 off of eight kills on 17 swings with no errors. She also tallied 56 assists.
As a team, Maryland logged a .227 hitting percentage to Tech's .191, and rebounded from Tech's sizzling hot hitting percentage in the first two games.
Maryland returns to Ritchie Coliseum this Tuesday night when they host Virginia at 7 p.m.