Volleyball Sweeps Georgia State, 3-0

Freshman Kathryn Traut had five kills and two blocks in XU's win over GSU

Freshman Kathryn Traut had five kills and two blocks in XU's win over GSU

Sept. 5, 2008

Box Score

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Xavier volleyball team started off the weekend with a win Friday night at the Georgia Tech Regency Suites Classic, sweeping Georgia State, 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-21). The Musketeers’ record remains unblemished as they move to 4-0 on the young season with the victory over the Panthers. XU was led by current Atlantic 10 Player of the Week junior Hillary Otte with a match-high 10 kills.

 

Also for the Musketeers, senior Megan Hellmann and junior Kelly Ruth both got under seven kills while Otte and freshman Emily Mayers each had two assisted blocks.

 

The first set was never in question as Xavier never trailed in the frame. In fact, there was only one tie at 1-1. XU blasted out to an 8-2 lead forcing GSU to take a timeout. After the break, the Musketeers used an 8-2 run to extend their lead to 16-4 and put the set out of reach. After back-to-back kills from sophomore Claire Paszkiewicz, a Panther attack error sealed the 25-12 first-set win for XU.

 


 

 

Georgia State rallied in the second set and took an early 3-1 lead to start the frame. The Musketeers battled back, taking the lead at 7-6 on a kill from Ruth. The two squads would fight through 11 ties and six lead changes in the frame and a kill from Otte knotted the game at 23-all. GSU decided to call timeout to take a minute to talk it over but a Panther attacking error gave XU set-point and freshman Michelle Matia smashed the winning kill. Xavier took the set, 25-23, and a two-set lead, 2-0.

 

Xavier used a 4-0 run early in the third frame to jump ahead, 7-4. Two consecutive Panther attacking errors gave XU the 17-9 advantage, its largest of the game. Georgia State used a run of its own to pull to within five, 22-17, but Xavier was not backing down. A kill from sophomore Shannon Voors won the set, 25-21, and the match, 3-0, for the musketeers.

 

Xavier returns to action Saturday evening as they tale on the host of the Regency Suites Classic, Georgia Tech, at 5 p.m. in O’Keefe Gym.