Thursday, November 30th: Georgia Tech (7 - 1) dispatches Purdue (5 - 3), 68-55.
Sunday, Decmber 3rd: Georgia Tech (8 - 1) defeats Middle Tennessee State (4 - 2), 48-45.
Facing coach MaChelle Joseph’s alma mater, where she remains the all-time leading scorer, Tech started neck-and-neck with the Boilermakers out of the gate, leading 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Jackets steamed forward in the second, slowly building up a 29-15 advantage. The margin held, more or less, into the half, with the Jackets ahead by thirteen. Purdue came out strong in the third quarter, but the Jackets never trailed in the second half and closed out the game with that same thirteen point margin, winning 68-55. In the Sunday matinee, Tech never trailed the Blue Raiders, leading by as many as twelve points in the second quarter. MTSU slowly came back, tying the game in the third, before the Jackets pulled away once more. Again, the Blue Raiders came back, but the Jackets held on to win by three Sunday afternoon, pushing their record to 8-1.
This Week: Tech hosts UT Arlington Sunday afternoon.
Track and Field
Surprise! Track is back! Tech placed fifth on the women’s side and thirteenth on the men’s side in Birmingham at the BCS Icebreaker this weekend, kicking off the indoor track season. It is important to note that the Jackets did not field a full slate of entries in this meet, and, in reality, are probably much stronger of a team, especially on the men’s side. However, four women placed first, including a blazing 7.59 second 60M dash by Pharist O’Neil and an 8.43 second 60M hurdles run by Raven Stewart. Several Jackets scored in other events, and, all things considered, for a small meet at the very beginning of the season, the Jackets did fine.
This week: Track and field is off until 2018 when they head to Clemson’s Orange and Purple Classic on January 6th.
Other news: swimming inks nine letters of intent, golf is ranked somewhere between third and fifth, depending on the source, and volleyball’s Gabriella Stavnetchei was named to the All-ACC first team.
This week on the Flats: UT Arlington visits the Flats on Sunday for a 2:00pm tipoff with the women, while the men have a Wednesday tilt at Wofford.