Volleyball Edges Kennesaw State
KENNESAW, Ga. --- Freshman Sarah Gildersleeve (Naples, Fla.) posted 11 kills and a .600 hitting percentage to help the Georgia Southern volleyball team to a 3-1 (30-23, 30-32, 30-26, 30-21) victory over Kennesaw State Tuesday night at the KSU Convention Center.
GSU evens its mark at 2-2 on the season while KSU drops to 1-4.
“Kennesaw State has come a long way,” said GSU head coach Nicole McCray. “When you walk into the gym, you wouldn’t be able to tell they have such a new program. The coach, Valerie Jones, has done a great job with her program and has a great group of athletes. They were ready for everything we had and we were fortunate to get a win.”
Georgia Southern took game one 30-23 despite a .039 hitting percentage. The offense improved only slightly in game two (.089) as Kennesaw State saved a game point to even the match at 1-1. The two teams were separated by no more than two points after KSU led 14-9.
The Eagles never trailed in the final two games of the contest
“We passed better at the end of the match which enabled us to run our offense,” added McCray. “We struggled with passing, especially in game two, but once we got settled and got used to the gym our setters were able to run our offense and spread it out more than what we did at the beginning.”
Junior Christy Dowd (Indianapolis, Ind.) recorded a double-double with a team-high 14 kills and 10 digs. Junior Bianca Julio (Curitiba, Brazil) and senior Flavia Pereira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) had 20 and 19 digs, respectively. Junior Mae Chabra (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) dished out 45 assists.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2007 00:24