Jackets No. 18 Dismount Cavaliers – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets



THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech’s No.18 volleyball dismantled Virginia for its seventh sweep of the season (25-19, 25-18, 25-8) Friday night in Charlottesville, Va., Never hanging out throughout the game. The Yellow Jackets finished the game with a searing finish, completing an 11-point streak to win the third set and win their third sweep of the ACC game.

Tech (12-3, 3-2 ACC) strangled Virginia (8-7, 1-4 ACC) on paper, leading the Hoos in kills (44-23), hit percentage (0.267-0.031) , assists (40-22) and digs (50-37).

junior outside hitter Julia bergmann spearheaded the powerful Jacket attack, totaling 18 kills with a solid .441 clip as well as nine digs and a block assist. Senior ferryman Matti McKissock Bergmann set up and the offense throughout the night, producing 31 assists. On the defensive side, the senior central tackle Bréland Morrissette and junior libero Paola Pimentel helped keep the Cavaliers near a fixed 0 hit percentage as Morrissette walked away with four blocks in total (two solo, two assist) while Pimentel led the team with 15 digs.

The Yellow Jackets are now perfectly 5-0 in real road games and 3-0 away from the Flats in ACC. Georgia Tech has won 44 of its last 53 games since 2019.

How did it happen

The Jackets led the first set throughout, starting with three short bursts of three to take a 9-4 lead. The Hoos fought back to reduce the Tech’s lead to two, but the Yellow Jackets held on to their advantage, chasing another three-point run to an 18-12 lead. Tech went from there to a 25-19 first set victory capped by a pair of Bergmann wins.

In the second set, Georgia Tech once again avoided hanging around the entire set. A quick burst of three gave the Yellow Jackets an early start, taking a 6-2 lead. Soon after, Tech caught fire, starting a seven-point streak including three wins over Bergmann’s hand to lead in double digits at 15-5. The two teams traded punches from there, but the Cavaliers couldn’t recover as the Jackets claimed a 25-18 second set victory.

Tech once again took the lead to avoid lagging in the third set, using a four-point run to take an 8-3 lead. After gradually building their lead to a 14-8 scoreline, the Jackets exploded to an 11-point run as the senior outside batter’s kill. Mikaila dowd put an exclamation mark on the 25-8 win and the sweep of the match. The 17-point set victory marked the biggest margin of a set victory for Tech this season.


Georgia Tech will face its second top-three-ranked opponent in as many weeks at No.2 Pitt (14-0, 4-0 ACC), against the Panthers on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa. Coverage information is available here.

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