Clemson Upsets Top-Seeded Georgia Tech in Four to Advance to Semifinals
Nov. 19, 2004
Charlottesville, Va. - Clemson (20-13, 7-9 ACC) upset top-seeded Georgia Tech (23-6, 16-0 ACC) by scores of 31-29, 27-30, 30-28, 30-25 in the quarterfinal round of the 2004 ACC Volleyball Championship Friday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium on the grounds of the University of Virginia.
Clemson came out on top of a tightly contested first game by a score of 31-29. The score was knotted 14 times and saw six lead changes.
Georgia Tech tied the match at one game apiece with a 30-27 victory in the second game. Ulrike Stegemann was perfect for the Jackets, recording six kills on six swings with no errors.
The Tigers won the third game 30-28 behind the strong play of Leslie Finn, who recorded ten kills and hit .562. As a team, the Tigers hit .457 with only one hitting error in the game, to go up 2-1.
Clemson won the fourth game 30-25 to claim a spot in the semifinals. Brittany Ross led the Tigers with nine kills, including the match-clinching final kill.
Finn tallied a match-high 30 kills, while Ross notched 25 to lead the Tigers. Georgia Tech had five players in double-digit kills and was led by Lynnette Moster, who recorded a double-double with 25 kills and 13 digs.
The Tigers advance to face the winner of the Florida State/North Carolina match in the semifinals on Saturday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m.