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Volleyball drops two Sun Belt matches at home

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Senior Lauren Reichard goes up for a block against South Alabama.

The Georgia Southern Volleyball team looked to put a stop to their two match losing streak, as they hosted two conference opponents over the weekend.

The Eagles squared off with Troy on Friday night from Hanner Fieldhouse, where they fell to the Trojans 3-2.

Troy’s Cheyenne Hayes tallied a whopping 21 kills, 12 digs and three aces to lead her squad to victory from Statesboro.

Skylar Ball led GS, also tallying 21 kills, a new career-high for her, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles dropped their third straight match.

The Eagles had to try and shake off Friday night’s loss quickly, as they had to make a quick turnaround and take on South Alabama on Saturday night.

GS battled back from an early 10-4 deficit in the first set, and got within one point, but after giving up a point with a service error the Jags took control, and they never looked back.

The Eagles fell to the Jaguars 3-0 in a match where there was only one lead change in its entirety.

The weekend’s losses drop the Eagles to a 2-5 conference record, putting them at 7-14 overall.

 

The Eagles next contest comes on Tuesday, when they will travel to Orangeburg, South Carolina to take on the Bulldogs of South Carolina State. Game time against the Bulldogs is set for 6:00 p.m.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu

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