Georgia Southern Closes Out Regular Season at Samford
“Samford is our final tune-up before the SoCon tourney and I hope we approach it with a tournament attitude,” said Georgia Southern head coach Chad Callihan. “Samford will be playing for a better seed so I expect to see their best effort and hope that we are willing to match it.”
The Eagles rebounded from their first home loss of the season last weekend, sweeping Davidson 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-13) Tuesday night in Hanner Fieldhouse to improve to 23-8 (13-2 SoCon). GSU finishes the season at 13-1 on its home court and, heading into Friday night’s match, boasts a 7-3 road record.
Three Eagles are averaging two kills or better per game, led by junior outside hitter Bethany Sanford (Avondale, Ariz.) who adds 2.90 digs per set to her 3.37 kills per set. Junior hitters Parker Small (Charlotte, N.C.) and Hannah Nelson (Norcross, Ga.) are providing the GSU offense with 2.91 and 2.38 kills per set, respectively.
GSU is holding opponents to just .179 at the net. Small also sits atop the defense for Georgia Southern with 101 total blocks, while junior libero Ashley Roe (Campbell, Calif.) has a team-leading 4.10 digs per set and 35 service aces.
Setter Kate Van Dyke’s (Shawnee, Kan.) 10.7 assists per game pace GSU, with the sophomore adding 2.29 digs per set, 54 total blocks 22 service aces and a .476 attack percentage.
Samford, which enters Friday with a 14-15 (8-7 SoCon) record, is led by Elizabeth Neisler’s 3.41 kills per frame and Alex Bauer’s 3.80 digs per set.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:34