Volleyball Loses in Regular Season Finale
DAVIDSON, N.C. --- Georgia Southern junior Bianca Julio (Curitiba, Brazil) recorded a career-high 25 kills but it was not enough as Davidson claimed a 3-1 victory Sunday at Belk Arena.
The contest wraps up the regular season for both teams. The Wildcats improve to 12-19 and 7-11 in the Southern Conference. The Eagles drop to 10-20 and 7-11.
Julio’s kill total came on a career-best 58 attempts and is the most kills by a GSU player this season. She also registered a .345 hitting percentage and led the defense with 16 digs. Freshman Michelle Uzoh (San Antonio, Texas) recorded 14 kills, a .333 attack percentage and seven blocks. Fellow freshman Laura Beth Lancaster (Ocala, Fla.) set a new personal high with 10 kills.
Freshman Jessica Bradford (Columbia, Md.), in only her second career start, dished out 57 assists, the second-highest total by a GSU player this season.
After Davidson pulled out close wins in the first two games, Georgia Southern jumped out to a 12-5 lead in game three thanks to a 6-0 run. The Eagles were helped by three Wildcat errors and two kills from Uzoh.
GSU hit .385 as a team in the third frame with only two errors. Julio recorded nine kills without a miscue.
In game four, the two teams were separated by no more than two points until a 5-0 run by Davidson gave the Wildcats a 24-21 advantage. The Eagles closed to within one on two occasions but were unable to overcome the deficit.
Davidson placed three players in double-figure kills, led by Katie Pierucci’s 24 on a .417 attack percentage. Kittery Neale had 16 kills and Sarabeth Peale added 12. Pierucci also posted a match-high 20 digs.
Next up for the Eagles is the Southern Conference Tournament to be held in Chattanooga, Tenn. GSU will be the No. 8 seed and play top-seeded Charleston Friday at 10 a.m.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Sunday, 11 November 2007 00:16