Volleyball Returns Home for Dig Pink Weekend
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Volleyball team (12-10, 4-2) returns home for Dig Pink weekend with a pair of games against Samford and Chattanooga. The Eagles will follow Saturday's 2 p.m. home football game with a 7 p.m. match at Hanner Fieldhouse and wrap up the weekend with a 2 p.m. contest against Chattanooga on Sunday.
The team will support the Side-Out Foudation's fight against breast cancer by wearing and selling "Dig Pink" t-shirts this weekend. The t-shirts will be on sale Wednesday and Thursday for $10 at the Russell Union on the Georgia Southern campus around lunch time. All proceeds from the sales will go to the Side Out Foundation.
The Eagles are coming off a split of last weekend's trip to North Carolina by defeating Elon 3-1 after a 3-2 loss to UNC Greensboro. Bethany Sanford (Avondale, Ariz.) leads the team with 3.26 kills per set, while Kate Van Dyke (Shawnee, Kan.) has an efficient .384 attack percentage. Georgia Southern is hitting .228 as a squad which is good for third best in the Southern Conference.
The Bulldogs (19-3, 6-2), who the Eagles will face on Saturday, lead the conference in hitting percentage with a .290 mark and is holding their opponents to a SoCon-best .161 opponent hitting percentage. Lauren Hutchinson leads the team with a .448 hitting percentage and has 260 kills in 455 attempts this season. Casey Garvey powers the offense with 12 assists per set and is nearing the 1,000 point plateau for the year.
Van Dyke ranks third in the assists list with 10.19 per set and has tallied 866 assists this season. She ranks second all-time in Georgia Southern history with 3,248 career assists and needs 932 more to catch Amanda Brooks' school record mark of 4,180 assists.
The Mocs (5-18, 3-5) are one of the top dig teams in the SoCon and rank fourth with 15.93 digs per set. Paula Passmore leads the conference with 4.86 digs per set and has over 400 digs this season. Jennifer Kuroski is sixth in the SoCon with 273 kills per set.
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- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Friday, 21 October 2011 07:38