Bash in the Boro volleyball tournament

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Chris Smith

This Thursday, the Georgia Southern volleyball team kicks off their home opener by hosting the Bash in the Boro volleyball tournament. This tournament will feature Jacksonville State, Charleston Southern, The Citadel and Savannah State.

The Bash in the Boro is a two-day tournament where every team competing plays one another in a round-robin tournament. A round-robin tournament is a competition in which every competing team meets all other teams in turns.

“We are going real hard this week. We just got back from Penn State and we have a lot to learn from that,” Alex Beecher, defensive specialist, said.

GS is looking to add a tally to win the win column this weekend after starting out the season 0-3 at the Penn State classic. The Eagles are led by Redshirt senior Alex Beecher. Beecher set the all-time digs record at Georgia Southern in three seasons and was named to the 2015 second-team All-Sun Belt. Digging is a defensive term in volleyball where a player prevents the ball from hitting the floor after being spiked.

“I just want to push everyone to give their all every day together, because If we are not going hard 100 percent all of the time we can’t win,” Beecher said.

This tournament begins at 11 a.m. this Thursday with Savannah State going up against The Citadel. GS plays their first game of the tournament at 1 p.m. against Jacksonville State and will also play later that night at 7 p.m. against Charleston Southern. On Friday GS plays Savannah State at 1 p.m. and then conclude the tournament at 7 p.m. against The Citadel.