Georgia Tech took the early lead in the opening frame, going up 13-6 midway through the set. The Hokies answered with an 8-3 run to cut the Yellow Jackets lead down to two at 16-14 off a Georgia Tech error. The Yellow Jackets again went on a run to extend their lead, going up 22-15 late in the set. The Hokies again looked to rally late, but the Yellow Jackets held on for the 25-20 win.
Virginia Tech got out on top early in the second set, going up 10-6 off a kill from Caine. The Hokies maintained their lead and extended it with a 10-5 run, going on top 20-11. Georgia Tech would get no closer than six in the final rallies and trailed by as many at 24-18. A kill from Bryan secured the point for the Hokies to take the 25-18 win, evening the match at 1-1.
The two teams traded points in the third set with 13 ties and six lead changes. Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were tied at 12-12 before the Yellow Jackets scored on back-to-back rallies to go up 14-12. The Hokies trailed by one (21-20) late in the set, but the Yellow Jackets closed it out with a 5-1 run to pick up the 25-21 win.
In the final set, Virginia Tech held a slight lead at 11-8, but the Yellow Jackets answered to tie it up at 12-12. The two teams traded points, tying several more times over the final rallies and were knotted late in the set at 22-22. Georgia Tech scored three unanswered points to win 25-22, claiming the match.
Jennifer Percy had a match-high 15 kills while Courtney Felinski added 12. Annika Van Gunst and Chanell Clark-Bibbs tallied 10 each. Defensively, Van Gunst added 17 digs for a double-double. London Ackermann had 15 digs and Quinn Evans tallied five blocks.
The Hokies will be back at home on Friday, Nov. 8, hosting Miami at 7 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.
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