Morehead State Pulls Out 3-1 Victory Over Eagles
A Moriah Bellissimo (Blackstone, Va.) kill put Georgia Southern (3-6) in front 9-6, but Morehead State (6-4) answered with a 5-0 run to take an 11-9 lead. Sanford’s fourth kill knotted the score at 13-13 before a 4-0 Morehead State run forced GS to take a timeout at 17-13. Sanford snapped the 7-0 Morehead State run, but MSU wrapped up the set with a 25-16 win. Sanford led the Eagles with six kills in the set.
Georgia Southern pulled away with a 4-1 lead to open frame two, but Morehead State climbed back and took a three point lead, 10-7. Consecutive Sanford kills returned the lead to GS following a 13-13 tie. A Ellie Roberson kill put MSU back in front, 16-15, but Georgia Southern held strong and a Bellissimo and Small block assist ignited a 3-0 GS run capped by a Small kill for a 20-19 Georgia Southern lead. Small spiked a kill to put the Eagles on top, 23-22, but a GS service error and MSU kill handed Morehead State set point at 24-23. Small erased set point for Morehead State with a kill and then went up for a block assist with Kate Van Dyke (Shawnee, Kan.) to give Georgia Southern its first set point of the match at 25-24. A Morehead State net violation sealed the set two win for Georgia Southern, 26-24.
Small hit .500 for the set with six kills on 12 attempts and no errors and combined for three block assists.
Trailing 13-10 in the third set, Georgia Southern trimmed the score to one point with a 3-1 run. Holding on to a two-point lead, Morehead State committed two attack errors to knot the score at 15-all. At 20-17, Bellissimo blasted a kill only to serve up an ace bringing the score to 20-19. Small followed with a kill to even the set 20-20. Tied at 21-21, Morehead State’s Holly Evans put her team back on top with a kill as the MSU Eagles closed out the set on a 4-1 run for a 25-22 victory.
Tied at 8-8 in the fourth frame, Georgia Southern took a two-point lead, 10-8, following a Small and Van Dyke block assist, but Morehead State pulled back, knotting the score at 10 and surging ahead, 15-10. MSU took another five-point lead at 20-15 and closed out the match win with a 25-19 fourth set win.
Georgia Southern closes out the NC State Tournament facing Mercer at 5:30 p.m. Live stats will be available at www.gopack.com.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Saturday, 11 September 2010 13:19