Volleyball Loses Two at TCU Tournament
FORT WORTH, TEXAS --- The Georgia Southern volleyball team fell in its final two matches at the 2007 Molten/LaQuinta Invitational Saturday. The Eagles lost 3-1 (32-34, 30-15, 31-29, 30-14) to host TCU and 3-0 (30-18, 30-22, 30-18) to New Orleans.
The Eagles drop to 3-8 on the season.
TCU 3, Georgia Southern 1
Game one was all GSU early on, but the Horned Frogs rallied from a 17-8 deficit in game one to tie it up at 18-18. The Eagles went back up 28-24, but after a kill by TCU’s Lauren Otto, GSU errors on three of the next four points gave the Horned Frogs a chance to close out the game. But a service error saved the Eagles and a kill by Gorana Bacic (Richmond, Va.) finally gave Georgia Southern a 1-0 lead.
Game two was never in doubt, but game three matched the intensity of game one. GSU led 15-10, 27-23 and 29-27, but TCU came back with four straight points, closing it out on a service run by Nirelle Hampton.
The Horned Frogs jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the final frame and cruised to the win.
Junior Bianca Julio (Curitiba, Brazil) led the Eagles with 17 kills and added 12 digs. Junior Mae Chabra (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) had 40 assists and freshman Marissa Odom (Gainesville, Fla.) totaled 15 digs.
For Texas Christian, LeMeita Smith posted a match-high 21 kills and a .475 hitting percentage. Kourtney Edwards added 18 kills and Loren Barry recorded 24 digs.
New Orleans 3, Georgia Southern 0
The Privateers broke away with late runs in the first two games, using a 7-1 run in game one and a 14-6 run to close out game two. An 11-2 start in the final game put the outcome beyond doubt.
Georgia Southern hit just .000 as a team in the final two games and UNO totaled eight team blocks.
Junior Christy Dowd (Indianapolis, Ind.) was the only Eagle in double-figure kills with 10. Chabra added 28 assists.
New Orleans’ Lindsey Loyd and Lindsey Boler recorded 13 kills apiece.
The Eagles return to the court Tuesday with a match at Charleston Southern. It is set to start at 7 p.m.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Saturday, 08 September 2007 00:12