Volleyball Keeps Rolling with 3-0 Win Friday
STATESBORO, Ga. - Powered by 11 kills from Bethany Sanford (Avondale, Ariz.) and eight from Parker Small (Charlotte, N.C.) the Georgia Southern Volleyball team (5-8) defeated Ohio (6-6) 3-0 in front of 552 fans in Friday's Bash in the Boro finale presented by SpringHill Suites. The Eagles posted their best hitting percentage since August and recorded just their third .200 attack percentage in eight games when they connected on .245 of their attempts.
The GSU defense was also on spot, posting 47 digs and holding Ohio to a .111 hitting percentage. The Bobcats were also hampered by 21 attack errors and seven service errors. Katie Post led the team with 10 kills, while Lexie Hartnett posted a .250 hitting percentage.
Georgia Southern won sets one and two without a single tie score or lead change, but following the halftime break Ohio put forth a fierce effort to attempt to deny the Eagles the 3-0 sweep. The Bobcats forced eight ties and three lead changes in the third set, but GSU emerged victorious 25-22 behind six kills from Small.
Georgia Southern opened the match with a 25-17 first set win. The Eagles hit a match-best .310 while the defense held Ohio to a mark of just .051. Sanford posted five kills in eight chances while Moriah Bellissimo (Blackstone, Va.) and Meredith Paskert (Brecksville, Ohio) added three kills each. GSU's victory in the second set, 25-20, was closer after the offense posted only a .196 attack percentage.
The Volleyball team returns to the court tomorrow for two games. The Eagles will face South Carolina State at 1 p.m. and Georgia State at 6 p.m. in the finale of the Bash in the Boro.
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- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Friday, 16 September 2011 21:40