Weekend of Feb.21: Here’s what you missed in Georgia Southern Athletics

Mitch Smith

Here’s what you missed this weekend in Georgia Southern Athletics…

Men’s Basketball 

The men’s basketball team played Texas State on Thursday and lost 70-55. On Saturday, they played UT Arlington and won, 81-61. The team received praise for their defense which held UTA to 22.6% on shooting. 

What’s next?

The men’s basketball team will travel to play Georgia State on Friday at 7 p.m. The game can be viewed on ESPN+.

Women’s Basketball 

The women’s basketball team lost to Coastal Carolina at home on Thursday, 90-74. On Saturday, they went on to beat App. State, 78-70, allowing the Eagles to celebrate their Senior Night. 

What’s next? 

The women’s basketball team will travel to play Texas State on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Baseball 

On Saturday, the baseball team played East Carolina where they lost, 3-0. The team went for revenge on Sunday, where they lost both games of the doubleheader.

What’s next?

The baseball team will host Mercer on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Golf 

The women’s golf team competed in the Amelia Island Collegiate where they earned 8th place. 

What’s next?

The team will compete again at the UNF Collegiate in two weeks.

Women’s Rifle 

The rifle team wrapped up their regular season in the NCAA Qualifier at the Inouye Marksmanship Center. Judson tied the best score of the day with 582 but earned second due to a tiebreaker. Morrow earned 565 and Pierce earned a career high of 556.

What’s next? 

The Eagles host the Southern Conference Rifle Championships on March 7-8.

Softball 

The softball team hosted Bash in the Boro and played four times over the weekend. They lost to Evansville, 14-8, and defeated Monmouth, 13-2. The team played twice on Sunday and split the games. They lost 4-2 to Maryland, but defeated Furman, 5-1. 

What’s next? 

The softball team will play Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. against South Carolina.

Women’s Tennis 

The women’s tennis team faced off against Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, falling 4-3. The team continued play on Saturday where they won 6-1 against Presbyterian. All doubles teams won and only one singles match was lost. 

What’s next?

The women’s tennis team will travel to North Florida to play on Friday. 

Men’s Tennis 

The men’s tennis team played on Saturday against Bryant University and fell, 4-3. The team also played East Carolina at lost by two.

What’s next?

The men’s tennis team will be back at home against South Florida on Saturday.

Mitch Smith, The George-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]