Eagles wrap up Non-Conference play and look towards Sun Belt

Dakota Flake

The Georgia Southern women’s volleyball team (7-8) finished their non-conference play in Tuscaloosa going (1-2) in the Crimson-White tournament hosted by the University of Alabama last weekend.


The Eagles beat Presbyterian College (2-11) 3 sets to 1 Friday night. The Eagles were up 1-0 after the first set when Presbyterian took advantage of a couple runs to take even up the score 1-1. The Eagles then took the third and fourth sets to put away Presbyterian.

Junior Cathrine Murray led the team with 14 kills and 13 digs, followed by sophomore Stephanie Spencer who had 12 kills and 13 digs. Last week’s conference player of the week, Katie Bange also continued to thrive with 12 kills, nine digs, 24 assists and five blocks.


The Eagles fell behind 2-0 against East Tennessee State University before battling throughout the third set and falling to a 32-30 score. Alabama (11-2) defeated the Eagles 3-0 in a game where the Eagles during all three sets, but late runs at the end of sets helped Alabama secure the win.

Sophomore, Lauren Reichard led the Eagles Saturday with 21 kills and six blocks, while Katie Bange had 18 kills, 28 assists, six digs and three blocks. Redshirt junior Megan Chevalier also returned to action Saturday for the first time since August 27th, recording 11 kill and 4 blocks.

Senior, Alex Beecher also achieved her 2,000th dig over the weekend when she recorded 27 in the two matches Saturday. Beecher now has 2,005 career digs for Georgia Southern, increasing her record lead to 298.

Coming Up

The Eagles begin Sun Belt Conference play this weekend in Louisiana. Friday night Louisiana-Monroe (5-12) hosts the Eagles to kicks off the conference schedule before the Eagles play their second conference game against Louisiana-Lafayette (3-11) Saturday night.

Looking forward head coach Dustin Wood thinks that the non-conference schedule has the Eagles ready for conference play.

“It was a great non-conference schedule that we put together. We saw a little bit of everything from the top teams in the nation to very good power-five opponents. We are battle tested and ready for Sun Belt competition,” Wood said.