Volleyball Stung by Yellow Jackets, 3-1
Sept. 9, 2005
ATLANTA, GA -- George Washington senior Lindsey Vernand played one of the best matches of her career but it wasn't enough to carry the Colonials past Georgia Tech Friday night in Atlanta. Vernand hit a team-high .524 with 12 kills in 21 swings while committing just one error and had four block assists as GW fell, 3-1, to the host Yellow Jackets by the scores 28-30, 30-27, 30-22, 30-28 in the Georgia Tech Renaissance Invitational. It was the home opener for the Yellow Jackets (2-2).
Vernand was one of three Colonials in double-figure kills along with sophomore Janine Brown (11 kills) and junior Juliene McLaughlin (10 kills). Brown recorded a double-double with 13 digs for a total of 14.5 points in the two-hour, 14-minute match. Senior captain Jessica Vesey led all players with 19 digs.
After hitting just .125 (17-11-48) in losing game one, Georgia Tech picked up its hitting efficiency and hit .244 in game two, .241 in game three and .225 in the decisive game four.
As a team, GW hit .153 (55-32-150) with 58 digs and nine total blocks. The Colonials managed just three service aces in the entire match and benefitted from 12 Tech service errors.
The Yellow Jackets were led by Callie Miller and Talisa Kellogg with 12 kills each while Jennifer Randall added 17 digs.
GW (2-4) next plays Western Kentucky (6-1) Saturday at 2 p.m. at Georgia Tech's O'Keefe Gymnasium.