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Yellow Jacket Roundup 9/30

Women's Volleyball begins conference play!

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Cross Country

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams did not participate in any events this past week. They get back to action this Saturday, where they will take part in the Upstate Invitational in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Women's Volleyball

The Lady Jackets began ACC play this week with two inter-conference matches. The first match came Friday night against the Clemson Lady Tigers. Tech made quick work and finished with a sweep of Clemson, their first match win at Clemson since a 3-2 victory in 2009.

In the first set, Tech took control early with a 5-1 lead and never lost control, finishing with a 25-17 victory. There was a little bit more drama in the second set when Clemson took their first lead of the match at 6-5. The score would stay tight, even to the point where it was tied at 16-16 before Tech took a lead and held onto it until the end of the set, winning 25-20. In the final set, it was a constant battle with multiple ties and lead changes. With the score at 20-17, the Lady Jackets went on a 5-2 run to finish the sweep.

In the Lady Jackets' second ACC match last weekend, Tech took on the Boston College Lady Eagles, a challenge that nearly proved to be to much for Tech to handle. The Lady Eagles took a quick 2-0 lead in the match and were looking for the sweep after two 25-23 victories. In the third set, the Lady Jackets took their first victory 29-27 after Teegan Van Gunst led her team to victory, scoring the final kill of the set. The close games continued in the fourth set as Tech and Boston College worked to an 18-18 tie before Tech took the lead and won 25-23. Tech used the momentum from the last two victories to propel them to a match win in a dominating performance, winning 15-9.

Van Gunst, a junior, was named ACC Player of the Week. The Lady Jackets get back to action with two more matches this weekend. The first comes Friday night against against Miami at 6 p.m. in Coral Gables. The second is against No. 17 Florida State in Tallahassee on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Men's Golf

The Men's Golf team took part in the Dick's Sporting Goods Challenge this past week. In this tournament, there are two parts: match play and conference play. In match play, individual schools face off against each other. In this tournament, the Jackets faced off against the Florida Gators.

Sophomore James Clark was the only Jacket able to pull out a win against the Gators, his coming against Ryan Celano. Tech also halved two matches (this means they finished with the same score). Florida came away with two wins, though to win match play against Tech.

In conference play, the ACC defended their title from a year ago following a 15.5-14.5 victory over none other than the SEC. You can check out the full results here: Link.

The team will be back in action in a couple of weeks as they take part in the United States Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Men's Tennis

The Yellow Jackets hosted the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational this past weekend. In the singles draw, the Jackets entered five participants, pulling out four victories from Michael Kay (A draw), Daniel Yun (B draw), Elijah Melendez and Andrew Li (both B draw consolation). Senior Casey Kay was the lone loss in the C draw.

In doubles play, Casey and Michael Kay combined to beat Santiago Munoz and Michael Redlicki of Arkansas to win the A draw. You can check out full results here: Link.

The team gets back to action next week as they begin qualifying for ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Women's Tennis

The Women's Tennis team had this last week off. Their next event is the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American tournament in Los Angeles. Senior Kendal Woodard and sophomore Paige Hourigan were selected to compete in the main doubles draw. Hourigan will also compete in the qualifying singles round. Sophomore Johnnise Renaud will act as an alternate for the singles and will participate in pre-qualifying singles round.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketballs season still hasn't started, but the team keeps making news. This week, the team added a new Graduate Manager. After serving as the team's video intern the last two seasons, Jonneshia Pineda officially joins the team as the Graduate Manager. She played college ball at Pear River Community College, where she was the team captain and led them in points and assists.

Softball

The Lady Jackets faced Emory in a two-game series this past weekend to begin the fall season. The first game ended in a 1-1 tie before the Jackets went on to win Game 2 by a final score of 11-6.

Tech gets back to action this weekend in another doubleheader series against Anderson (S.C.) in Atlanta.

Swimming & Diving

The Georgia Tech Swimming & Diving team begins their season this weekend as they host a meet with Liberty and Penn State. The meet begins Friday at 4 p.m.

Photo Credit: Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics