The defensive presence of Green and Miljevic coupled with two kills from Horton and Brianne Burkert helped Florida State establish an early 7-2 lead in the fifth set. However, the Yellow Jackets answered by scoring seven of the next nine points, capitalizing on two unforced Seminole errors and blocks by Teegan Van Gunst and Rebecca Martin to make for a 9-8 contest.
Natasha Calkins put the Seminoles into double figures, but Georgia Tech scored five of the next nine points to pull even at 13-all. A Teegan Van Gunst service error opened the door for Florida State’s Madison Sullivan, who forced back-to-back attack errors by Gabriela Stavnetchei, as the Seminoles closed out the season with an 11-3 mark in Tully Gym.
With momentum swinging the way of Georgia Tech, following its decisive win in the third, the Yellow Jackets grabbed an 11-7 lead to force Florida State into its first timeout of the fourth set. The Seminoles were unable to derail the Rambling Wreck, who used two kills by Teegan Van Gunst and Kodie Comby to extend the lead to 23-13.
Green her second kill of the set past the Georgia Tech defense for the 14thSeminole point, which put Woie in serve. Woie’s service game, along with two kills from Burkert and two blocks by Keil, helped trim the lead to 23-21. Florida State eventually pulled to within one, 24-23, on a slam by Kubura, but it was a strike by Teegan Van Gunst that brought the match to a 2-2 deadlock.
Three kills by Teegan Van Gunst and two each from Gabriela Stavnetchei and Annika Van Gunst allowed the Yellow Jackets to establish a 14-3 lead in the third. Despite kills from Kubura, Horton and Green, the Florida State offense was unable to get into rhythm as the Yellow Jackets eventually sustained a 23-12 lead.
The Seminoles made a brief run, behind back-to-back kills by Green, but Georgia Tech came through with a slam from Stavnetchei to end the rally and complete the nine-point win.
Stavnetchei recorded four kills in a five-point stretch to give Georgia Tech an 8-5 advantage early in the second set. Stavnetchei and the Yellow Jackets eventually doubled that lead to six, 21-15, after she drove home a kill on a pass from Martin.
However, a Georgia Tech attack error put Luke in serve for the Seminoles. The three-time captain, along with the combination of Green and Milejevic at the net, helped Florida State put together a 7-1 run to bring the set to a 22-all tie. Luke connected with Green and Horton for kills as the Seminoles assumed the two-point lead before the tandem of Green and Miljevic provided the game clinching point on a block.
Two points from Burkert and a series of kills from Keil helped Florida State establish an 8-4 lead in the opening set. Georgia Tech rallied, trimming the deficit to two, but five Seminole kills, including two from Horton, made for a 16-12 Florida State advantage.
Strikes by Annika Van Gunst kept Georgia Tech’s offense in rhythm as Florida State called a timeout leading 19-15. Strategic changes on defense combined with three Miljevic kills down the stretch were instrumental in an eight-point win for the Seminoles.
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