The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball player Paola Pimentel for an exclusive interview Sept. 30. Topics with the junior libero/defensive specialist included the team’s road sweeps against Wake Forest and Virginia Tech the previous weekend, seeing more playing time, transferring into the program after spending her first two collegiate years at Miami Dade College, playing alongside fellow Brazilians Mariana Brambilla and Julia Bergmann, the mentorship of head coach Michelle Collier and assistant Claudio Pinheiro and the team preparing to host Notre Dame Oct. 1.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech cross country runner Sarah Copeland for an exclusive interview Sept. 30. Topics with the freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa included her recruitment and move to the United States to run for Georgia Tech, earning the ACC Freshman of the Week honor after the team’s opening race at the Kennesaw State Opener Sept. 3, acclimating to cross country meets and preparing to run at the Alexander/Asics Invitational Oct. 2.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview Sept. 30. Topics included the Yellow Jackets earning consecutive sweeps on the road against Wake Forest and Virginia Tech the previous weekend in ACC play, staying undefeated in true road contests this season, senior right side Mariana Brambilla being named ACC Player of the Week, the increase of international players on the roster and the team preparing to host Notre Dame Oct. 1 and fellow nationally-ranked team Louisville Oct. 3 in conference play.
In this edition of the Original Free Kick, we recap Atlanta United’s 1-0 home victory over Inter Miami Sept. 29 with audio from manager Gonzalo Pineda, goalkeeper/captain Brad Guzan and forward Josef Martinez who scored his 100th career goal for Atlanta in the victory.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia State volleyball head coach Sally Polhamus for an exclusive interview Sept. 29. Topics included the team’s road losses against Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana the previous weekend, dropping close sets, the importance of serving led by defensive specialist/libero Ava Vlkovic, the play of Meisheia Griffin, handling players’ health and conditioning in the expanded 2021 schedule in comparison to the condensed 2020 schedule and the Panthers preparing to host Appalachian State Oct. 1.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia State women’s soccer player Gracen Crosby for an exclusive interview Sept. 29. The sophomore midfielder had a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ 3-3 draw at Louisiana Monroe Sept. 23. Topics included the draw, the team earning a 1-0 victory at Appalachian State Sept. 26, seeing increased playing time as a sophomore, the approach to taking penalty kicks, moving from the state of Washington to Atlanta to play collegiate soccer, formation changes and the team preparing to host Coastal Carolina Oct. 1.