Furman Rolls in Sweep of Volleyball
GREENVILLE, S.C. --- Furman used a 23-4 run in game one and hit .388 as a team overall in a 3-0 (30-7, 30-17, 30-20) volleyball victory over Georgia Southern Friday night at Alley Gymnasium.
The Paladins up their mark to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference. The Eagles drop to 3-12 and 0-3.
“Furman is a great team,” said GSU head coach Nicole McCray. “They have a lot of different athletes that can put the ball down and they played a great match tonight.”
In Furman’s overwhelming run in the opening frame, the team’s longest consecutive point stretch was just six, but forced a sideout on five straight GSU serves.
The Paladins committed three attacking errors in each of the three games and posted a high of .469 in game two. The Eagles struggled to open the contest, hitting -.083 in the opening game.
Games two and three each started with Furman grabbing at least a 6-1 lead. The Paladins scored nine of the first 10 points in the second game, thanks to six GSU errors.
Alison West led three Furman players in double-figure kills, posting a match-high 14. Nicole Palazzo and Chibuzo Aguocha tallied 12 and 11, respectively. Palazzo hit .571 and had seven block assists.
Junior Bianca Julio (Curitiba, Brazil) recorded nine kills for Georgia Southern.
The Eagles take a day off before facing Wofford Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Friday, 21 September 2007 00:17