GSU Falls to Dawgs in Home Opener

GSU Eagles Prepare for UGA

GSU Eagles Prepare for UGA

Tuesday, September 10, the Eagles hosted the University of Georgia Bulldogs in the volleyball home opener. First-year head coach, Dustin Wood, hoping to make an impact against the Bulldogs, set his sights for a win at home.
The Eagles slipped in the first set 1-5, but quickly gained points with kills from Juniors Kym Coley and Jamie DeRatt, making the score 13-15. After several rallies, the Bulldogs pulled ahead and took the first set 25-18.
The Bulldogs continued to dominate in the last two sets, with the score for the second one 25-14 and the third one 25-13.
The match, however, wasn’t all bad for the Eagles. During the game, Sophomore Alexandra Beecher recorded a match-high 17 digs and Coley led the Eagles with 10 kills for the night, with DeRatt following a close second with eight kills.
Even though the home opener for the Eagles did not turn out as planned, the turnout for the game was still impressive. With a live band, raffle and half-time show, the game was an entertaining spectacle for all who attended.

About Taylor Wood

I am a student at Georgia Southern University studying Sport Management and Public Relations.