UTC Volleyball Wins Season Opener In Five Over Georgia State

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball program jumped out to a two-set lead before fighting off a furious Georgia State comeback effort including five match points to capture a 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 24-22) victory inside Maclellan Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
 
Chattanooga begins, and finishes, the 2020 fall season with a 1-0 record. Georgia State drops to 0-1 ahead of 17 future matches on its schedule over the coming weeks.

Chattanooga fought off five match points in the fifth set. Georgia State survived match points on three separate occasions before failing on its fourth opportunity.
 
Junior Gylian Finch totaled a career-high 25 kills at a .302 attacking clip and her fifth match of career with 20+ kills. 

Redshirt freshman MacKenzie Saitta posted 23 kills at a .242 hitting percentage in her first collegiate action. Saitta missed 2019 season due to injury.

Freshman Paige Gallentine recorded a match-high 33 digs and a trio of aces which is the most digs in debut by a true freshman in program history.

Freshman Sophia Bossong dished out a match-high 67 assists the most assists by a true freshman in debut in program history… just 12 shy of program record (79, Jenny Kulwinski, 1997).



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