The Eagles faced the Bulldogs and the Cougars

Katie Tolbert

Georgia Southern University’s volleyball team swept The Citadel 3-0, but lost to College of Charleston 0-3 bringing their record to 3-1 in the Southern Conference.

The Citadel, coming into the game with a 2-14 record and having lost three straight games, did not pose as a huge threat for the Eagles. GSU swept the Bulldogs with set scores of 25-16, 25-14, and 25-13, progressively picking up their game as the match continued.

“It went well; in the first set we made too many errors. But, we picked it up the second and third set, so that was good. We got to see a couple different things, move around a little bit, so that helped,” senior outside hitter Moriah Bellissimo said.

This was a milestone game for Bellissimo because during The Citadel game, she hit 1,000 digs.

CofC was a threat to the Eagles as opposed to The Citadel, having a record of 10-5 and being tied with GSU for the number one spot in the SoCon south division.

“We are really excited; we try not to get too wrapped up in who we are playing, but just focus on ourselves and play our game, and get better every single game. We know that we can always improve our game, and that’s what we are trying to do. We hope that it goes well but we are really focusing on ourselves,” senior setter Kate Van Dyke said.

As predicted, this match was well fought, and the points on the scoreboard were back and forth in all of the sets. The Eagles and the Cougars played with intensity and showed the fans why they were tied for the number one spot. The entire match was neck and neck, but the Cougars won with a sweep, having close set scores of 25-22, 25-23, and 25-22.

“Right now we are just trying to get better; it’s pretty early in the season. We are trying to figure out what areas we need to improve on and that’s our focus. If we take care of a few issues on our side of the net, the scoreboard will take care of itself,” head coach Chad Callihan said.

The Eagles will be playing at Appalachian State University on Saturday at 7 p.m. and will be playing at Davidson University on Monday at 6 p.m