ATLANTA, Ga. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-12, 4-10 ACC) fell to the No. 10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (21-3, 12-2 ACC) on Sunday, Nov. 5 on the road.
Sydney Palazzolo led the Irish with 10 kills, followed by Ava Lange with four kills. Nicole Drewnick dished out 16 assists and Hattie Monson tallied 12 digs for the Irish.
While the Yellow Jackets led 11-5 to start the match, back-to-back kills from Phyona Schrader sparked a run from the Irish to bring it within two at 11-9. Georgia Tech extended their lead to six again at 17-11, but a kill from Lauren Tarnoff, an ace from Schrader, and a Yellow Jacket attack error made it a 17-14 set. The Irish worked to bridge the gap, but Georgia Tech would take set one 25-16.
It was back and forth to start the second as neither team was able to pull away by more than two as the Irish trailed by just one at 10-9. The Yellow Jackets would go on a 9-2 run to extend the lead to 19-11. A kill from Lucy Trump and an Irish block brought it within six at 19-13, but Georgia Tech took set two 25-15.
It was a similar start to set three with seven ties up to the 13-all mark. While Irish worked relentlessly to put the ball away, the Georgia Tech defense remained tough as the Yellow Jackets would go on to take the third 25-14.
The Irish are back at home inside of Purcell Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 10 to face the Clemson Tigers for the second time this season.