Homecoming Weekend Sports Brief

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  • Senior Cathrine Murray rises up to serve for Georgia Southern. She led the Eagles with 9 kills against South Alabama this weekend.

Thomas Jilk

While many focused on the plight of the football team over the weekend, other Georgia Southern teams were active, beginning with a rivalry match for the women’s soccer side.

Women’s Soccer

The Eagles took on rival Georgia State at home on Sunday afternoon and outshot the Panthers 17-9, but the match ended in a 2-2 draw after each half went 1-1.

GS senior midfielder Paige Hoover and junior defender Madeline Jones each scored their first goals of the season for the Eagles, Hoover’s on a penalty kick and Jones’s on a header off a Hoover corner.

The draw moved the Eagles to 6-6-2 overall with their next match at home against Little Rock this Friday at 7 p.m.

Women’s Rifle

For the second week in a row, the Eagles set school records in both categories (air rifle and small bore) of the first home competition of the season.

Freshman Lilyanne Wade beat the previous school record in the air rifle category, shooting 586, while junior Courtney Weekley led the Eagles with a 1,148 aggregate score and personal records across the board.

The Eagles came up just short, though, of beating North Georgia. They will travel to Dahlonega to take on UNG again next weekend.


Last Thursday and Friday, the Eagles played back-to-back home matches, beating Troy 3-1 the falling to South Alabama, 0-3.

The win over Troy featured junior Lauren Reichard notching 10 kills and five blocks, while senior Megan Chevalier had 10 kills and five blocks of her own for GS. Senior Cathrine Murray had four aces in the match for the Eagles.

The loss to South Alabama featured 9 kills from Murray and 24 assists from junior April Luther.

The Eagles play at North Florida on Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.

Cross Country

The Eagles set a school record for average time in the 6K race at the Alabama Crimson Classic last Friday on their way to placing 23rd of 30 schools at the event.

In the approximately 3.7-mile race, GS senior Rebecca Parker set a school record with a time of 22 minutes, 50.3 seconds. Senior Bailey Willett came in second on the Eagles with a time of 23:03.7.

The Sun Belt Championships are coming up on October 28 in Boone, N.C.

Men’s Tennis

The Eagles are in the midst of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships in Atlanta. On the first day, four Eagles won their singles matches.

GS senior Artemie Amari was the only Eagle to win two matches on the day, beating opponents from Kennesaw State and Florida Gulf Coast.

The tournament runs through Tuesday. Check back for updated results.