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  • The Georgia Southern volleyball twam will take on UTA and Texas State this weekend.

Michael Smith

The 6-9 (1-3) Georgia Southern volleyball team heads to Texas for a pair of Sun Belt matches against UTA and Texas State. Here’s what you need to know.

  • UTA is 10-7 (2-3) this season, and 8-0 all time against the Eagles. Texas State, the 2018 conference champs, are 12-7 (4-1) so far in their attempt to replicate last season’s success

  • During a win over the Troy Trojans this past weekend GS sophomore Baylor Bumford set a school high with 15 blocks, topping a 24 year record set by Megan Pfeiffer in a five game match against Charleston Southern in 1995. Her average of 2.43 blocks per set this weekend earned Bumford Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week honors. 

  • GS’ defense is supported by junior Landon Jones, who ranks sixth in the Sun Belt in digs

  • The Eagle offense is led by sophomore Madison Brown, who sits sixth in the conference assists, and leading scorer Carly Turner, who’s popped 141 kills so far this season.

  • Offensively, UTA is led by sophomore outside hitter Brooke Townsend, who’s tallied 219 kills in 2019

  • Texas State’s attack will be led by stud senior Cheyenne Huskey, a Florida transfer who has, during her time in the Sun Belt, compiled a thorough list of accolades, including 2019 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year,  2019 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team, 2018 AVCA Southwest Region Team, 2018 All-Sun Belt Conference First Team. Huskey currently leads the Bobcats with 221 kills. 

Michael Smith, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu