For the Georgia Southern Eagles, this weekend was not projected to be a good one, as they took on the top two teams in the Sunbelt.
However, the Eagles did put up a fight, and had the potential to take it home Friday as they played UALR in Little Rock. Georgia Southern easily took over the first set with a score 25-17. Unfortunately, the fourth set would be the last one they would take home, and the Eagles lost the match 2-3, leaving UALR undefeated in conference play. The leaders for the game were Catherine Murray with 23 kills, Kat Minnerly with 47 assists, and Jamie DeRatt with 24 digs.
Sunday, Nov. 16, the Eagles took on Arkansas State, another leader in the Sunbelt with only four conference losses. The last time the two faced each other, the Eagles lost the match 3-1, though the one set they won was a defining set in the Eagles’ season.
Sadly, the Eagles left Arkansas State with another match loss 3-1. GSU won the third set with a close score of 25-23, but couldn’t hold up in the fourth and final set. If the Eagles were able to keep their hitting percentages high, it may have been a different story. The Red Wolves doubled the Eagles .160 with a .331. Kat Minnerly led the team with 14 digs and 47 assists, and Catherine Murray with only 17 kills. The Eagles finish their final road trip of the season with no wins.
Georgia Southern will play its last two matches of the season at Hanner on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. against UT Arlington. Senior Day will be at Hanner on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. against Texas State.