Georgia Southern Volleyball recap thus far

Dakota Flake

The Georgia Southern Women’s Volleyball team has been on a roll recently and home court has been a major key.

The Eagles record fell to 6-6 overall Tuesday night with a loss to North Florida. This marks the end of a stretch where the Eagles played eight of their last nine games in Hanner Fieldhouse.

The Eagles took advantage of the home stand posting a home record of 6-2 with the losses coming in a five-set nail-biter against an undefeated South Carolina team and a four-set loss to North Florida Tuesday night.

Head coach Dustin Wood credited the great play at home to the comfort of a routine, the support of the student body, and the support of the band. While the Eagles are 0-4 away from home, two of the team’s road losses came at the hands of top-25 opponents.

The tremendous play at home last week was acknowledged by the Sun Belt Conference as they named redshirt senior, Katie Bange, the conference offensive player of the week. Bange posted 42 kills, 73 assists and 29 digs in the three game Spring Hill Suites Invitational with an additional 15 kills, 21 assists and 11 digs against Winthrop last Monday.

“I think it’s our first time having a Sun Belt offensive player of the week. She’s been playing really well, she’s the glue that holds this team together and just an outstanding student athlete,” Wood said.

North Florida Recap:

The Eagles fell to an 8-4 North Florida team Tuesday. North Florida took the first two sets 25 to 20 and 25 to 19. Down two sets, the Eagles worked to battle back by winning the third set 25-23 before dropping the fourth set 25-16. Katie Bange continued to lead the Eagles with 10 kills, 15 assists and 7 digs.

Coming Up:

The Eagles look to carry the momentum they gained at home on to the road for a five-game stretch, including a three game tournament at the University of Alabama this weekend and their first two conference matches the following weekend against Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Lafayette before returning to Hanner to face South Alabama in two weeks on Sept. 30.