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Yellow Jacket Roundup 10/14

We've got a few awards received this week.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Cross Country

Upstate Invitational -- Spartanburg, South Carolina -- 10/3

Due to the flooding caused by various storms in South Carolina, the Upstate Invitational was canceled. Instead of taking part in this event, the Yellow Jackets added another event to their schedule: the Gene Mullin Furman Invitational at Furman University Golf Course for the next week  (last weekend).

Gene Mullin Furman Invitational -- Furman University Golf Course -- Greenville, South Carolina -- 10/10

In place of the Upstate Invitational, the Jackets took part in this event. The Men's and Women's teams both performed very well.

On the women's side, eight Lady Jackets finished 25th or better in the 5K, with five of them finishing 15th or better (Courtney Naser - 19:51.52 [7th], Paige Selent - 19:56.11 [9th], Malin Trollsas - 20:11.30 [12th], Juantia Padro, who ran unattached - 20:19.76 [14th] and Erin Gant - 20:19.91 [15th]). You can check out the full results for the women here: Link.

On the men's side, eight runners finish in the top 20: Chris Burnett - 16:08.48 (7th), Avery Bartlett, who ran unattached - 16:15.77 (8th), Tanner Shaw - 16:18.71 (10th), Christian Bowles - 16:26.18 (13th), Witt Nix - 16:32.72 (16th), Alex Dunlap - 16:34.30 (18th), Justin Weaver - 16:40.25 (19th) and Miles Dayoub - 16:43.44 (20th). You can check out the full results for the men here: Link.


Because of his outstanding performance (a career best at that) in the Gene Mullin Furman Invitational, Chris Burnett was named the ACC Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week.

Upcoming Events

Next up on the schedule for the Cross Country team is the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Women's Volleyball

Miami -- Knight Complex -- Coral Gables, Florida -- 10/2 -- Box Score

Set 1: In the first set, the Lady Jackets jumped to an early lead before the Hurricanes worked their way back to a 17-17 tie. Miami would use the momentum swing to score another four points for a 21-17 lead. The Lady Jackets were able to tie it back up at 24-24, but ultimately fell in the first set 27-25.

Set 2: The Lady Jackets turned things around in the second set jumping out to another early lead (this one 15-12). From there, it was child's play as the Lady Jackets stormed to a 10-5 run to win the set 25-17.

Set 3: Just as the Lady Jackets had done in the first two sets, the Lady Canes jumped out to an early lead of 10-6. The Lady Jackets were never really able to do much of anything in Set 3 and lost 25-18.

Set 4: In the final set, the Lady Jackets were looking pretty good and made it up to a 22-20 lead and looked to be in position to win the set, and then the Lady Canes went on a five-point run to win the set and match.

No. 17 Florida State -- Tully Gym -- Tallahassee, Florida -- 10/4 -- Box Score

Set 1: The Lady Jackets definitely kept the first set interesting. The Lady Noles had a 24-20 lead, but the Lady Jackets  were able to fend off two set-points, but FSU was able to finish off the Jackets 25-22.

Set 2: This set wasn't quite as close. The Lady Noles had a 24-14 lead before the Lady Jackets went on a six-point run before dropping the set 25-20.

Set 3: The final set of this match was the worst for the Lady Jackets. FSU jumped out to a 9-1 lead and never looked back and won the set 25-13 and won the match.

Louisville -- O'Keefe Gym -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/9 -- Box Score

Set 1: Louisville made pretty quick work of the Lady Jackets. In the first set, it opened as a set that went back and forth before the Lady Cardinals pulled away and won 25-18.

Set 2: The Lady Cardinals kept the momentum in their corner and cruised to a 25-17 victory.

Set 3: Set 3 was the biggest victory for the Lady Cards. They jumped out to a 12-8 lead and easily cruised to a 25-13 victory to take the set and the match.

Notre Dame -- O'Keefe Gym -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/11 -- Box Score

Set 1: Much like their last three opponents had done to them, the Lady Jackets made pretty quick work of the Lady Irish. In the first set, jumped out to a 15-4 lead and never looked back, winning 25-12.

Set 2: Notre Dame got some momentum going in the second set with their first lead of the match, but as they were winning 11-9, the Lady Jackets went on a five-point run to take a 13-11 lead. From there, Tech worked their way to a 21-13 lead before taking the set 25-18.

Set 3: Set 3 was child's play for the Lady Jackets. They jumped out to an easy 6-1 lead and absolutely dominated Notre Dame throughout the set. One of their best players, Teegan Van Gunst, scored the final four points of the set to seal the set and the match with a 25-17 victory.

Upcoming Events

This weekend holds two away games for the Lady Jackets (12-6, 3-3 ACC). The first one comes Friday night as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Lady Panthers at 7:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the Lady Jackets will be in Blacksburg to take on the Lady Hokies (still trying to figure out how that one works) at 3:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Men's Golf

Upcoming Events

The Men's Golf team has been off the last few weekends, but they finally return to action this weekend as they take part in the United State Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.

Men's Tennis

ITA All-American Championships -- Michael D. Case Tennis Center -- Tulsa, Oklahoma -- 10/3-10/12

Georgia Tech entered four players into the ITA All-American Championships, entering them into various draws throughout the tournament: Christopher Eubanks, Nathan Rakitt, Cole Fiegel and Carlos Benito. Out of the four, only Eubanks was able to make it past the qualifying rounds.

Eubanks was then eliminated in the second round of the tournament to Cal's Florian Lakat, losing the three-set match 2-1 (6-4, 3-6, 6-4).

Upcoming Events

The Men's Tennis team get's back into action this weekend as they get ready to take part in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional in Gainesville, Florida.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Women's Tennis

Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships -- Riviera Tennis Club -- Pacific  Palisades, California -- 10/3-10/11

The Georgia Tech Women's Tennis team had two representatives in the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships: sophomore Paige Hourigan and senior Kendal Woodard. Hourigan participated in both the singles and doubles draw, while Woodard only participated in the doubles draw.

Hourigan was eliminated from the main draw after losing in consecutive sets in the first round and moved over to the back draw. There, she made it to the Round of 32 before losing again, this time to an ACC opponent (Florida State's Daneika Borthwick).

In the main doubles draw, Hourigan and Kendal entered as the No. 6 seed, giving them a first round bye. They were able to win their first match, but fell in their second to the No. 2 seed, representing Cal.

Adam Gotsis vs. Paige Hourigan

Being from the neighboring countries of Australia and New Zealand, Georgia Tech has representatives from the football and women's tennis team debate to see which of the two countries is better.

Women's Basketball

Practice Starts for Lady Jackets

Not a whole lot of news here, since the season's start is still a few weeks away, but the Lady Jackets did hold their first practice earlier this month as they look to get ready for the season.


Anderson (S.C.) -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/7

Final score: W: 11-1

Georgia Gwinnett College -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/9

Final score: W: 20-0

DH vs. Chipola -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/10

These two games were both on the schedule, but neither has a reported score on

Upcoming Events

This coming weekend ends the fall season for the Softball team. Sunday begins at 11:00 a.m. with an alumni game and then the team has a doubleheader against Spartanburg Methodist.

Swimming & Diving

Men's S&D -- Penn State -- McAuley Aquatic Center -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/2

The Men's Swimming & Diving team beat the Nittany Lions 184.00 to 111.00. On the team, captain Yuval Safra dominated the 1000 meter freestyle, winning by about 14 seconds. He also won the 500 meter freestyle. Moises Loschi and Brian Woodbury also brought in victories for the Jackets. You can check out the full results here: Link.

Women's S&D -- Penn State and Liberty -- McAuley Aquatic Center -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/2

The Women's Swimming & Diving team lost to the Nittany Lions 173.00 to 119.00 and beat Liberty 178.00 to 120.00. The combination of Iris Wang, Sarah Gilbert, Morgan Lyons and Efrat Rotszjen, won the 400 free relay. You can check out the full results in the link above.

Awards and Rankings

Following a victory over Penn State, the men's team was ranked seventh in the country, while the women's team was ranked 21st following their showing against Penn State and Liberty.

Senior diver Shannon Lumbra was named the female diver of the week in the ACC, following her performance a couple of weeks ago.

Upcoming Events

The Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams get back to action this weekend with back-to-back meets against West Virginia Friday night at 5:00 p.m. and then against Pittsburgh Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Both meets are on the road.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics