Volleyball team defeats Southern Utah in season opener

Zakyra Colvin

The Georgia Southern University volleyball team defeated Southern Utah University on Friday evening, 3-0 in its season opener at the Jaguar Invitational in Mobile, Ala.

Junior outside hitter Jamie DeRatt led the Eagles by tailing 13 kills and eight digs.  Sophomore setter Katalin Minnerly had 40 assists and 12 digs.

The Eagles hit .376 as a team, and collected 13 kills on 23 swings in the third set.

The Eagles led in the first set 7-2 and maintained a four or five-point working margin until a Schofield kill and a ball handling error on the Eagles part, but Minnerly set DeRatt for a kill to end the set.

GSU will play again tomorrow when they face Tennessee State University at 10 a.m. and the University of South Alabama at 7 p.m.