Eagles volleyball tops South Alabama

Casey Rohlen

Following a tough three game road trip Georgia Southern Woman’s Volleyball were able to squeeze out a 3-2 win vs. the South Alabama Jaguars Friday night in a tense and high action Sunbelt matchup led by redshirt senior Katie Bange and capped off by sophomore Stephanie Spencer.

After Georgia Southern took the first set 25-17 the Jaguars rallied back, leading by as many as 11 points to win the second set 25-14. In a thrilling third set, Georgia Southern staged a come from behind victory when Bange, who lead all scorers with 18 kills, came up clutch with two key kills sealing the win 26-24. South Alabama won the fourth set 25-22 to tie things up at 2-2, setting the stage for a showdown in the last set of the night. 

After a timeout in the final set, the Jaguars tied it up at 14 before the Eagle’s Spencer scored the game winning point, ending the match 16-14. Hanner Fieldhouse was rocking as the Georgia Southern bench ran on the court to embrace their fellow players and celebrate the victory.

With Friday and Saturday night’s win the Eagle’s record goes to 10-9 overall and 3-1 in Sunbelt games. The Eagles face Appalachian State at Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m.