Volleyball Loses Two at Bear Brawl
MACON, Ga. --- The Georgia Southern volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Saturday at the Bear Brawl hosted by Mercer.
Georgia Southern rallied from a 2-1 deficit but fell in set five to Auburn and were swept by Presbyterian.
The Eagles lost 3-2 (21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 15-12) to Auburn and 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) to Presbyterian to fall to 3-4 on the season.
In the opener, GSU hit .425 in the first set on 18 kills and just one error, and recorded a season-high .237 attack percentage as a team.
But the Tigers rallied to edge the Eagles in the next two sets while holding them to just .073 in the second.
Freshman Bethany Sanford (Avondale, Ariz.) notched a double-double with a career-high 20 kills and 10 digs. It was her fourth double-double in her last five matches. Also recording a double-double was senior Christy Dowd (Indianapolis, Ind.) with 12 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore Blaire Brueggemeyer (Burleson, Texas) had 48 assists and junior Cristin Haines (Palos Heights, Ill.) posted 13 digs.
Sanford was named to the All-Tournament team.
Auburn’s Jonelle Wallace posted 16 kills and a .419 attack percentage and Sara Shanks recorded 49 assists.
Presbyterian held Georgia Southern to a .080 attack percentage for the match while hitting .270 to earn the sweep.
The Eagles hit just -.053 in the opening set as the Blue Hose easily won 25-13. GSU rebounded to hit .212 in the second frame but was still out-hit by PC.
Lisa Shelley had 12 kills and a .370 hitting percentage to lead Presbyterian. Heather Swain posted 10 kills on just one error and Elizabeth Heineman added a match-high 20 digs.
Sanford had a team-best 11 kills and Haines recorded 17 digs for Georgia Southern.
The Eagles return to action next weekend when they host the Bash in the Boro starting Friday at 10 a.m.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Saturday, 06 September 2008 00:22