What you need to know:
*Georgia State volleyball returns to the GSU Sports Arena for two matches this weekend.
*The Panthers will host Troy on Friday, and South Alabama on Saturday; both matches are 6:00 p.m. starts.
*GSU will try to improve on a 3-2 home record.
ATLANTA- Georgia State volleyball is back in action this weekend for a pair of Sun Belt matches at the GSU Sports Arena. The Panthers will play host to Troy and South Alabama over the weekend, looking to improve on a 3-2 home record. Georgia State has played their last four matches on the road and has not played at the GSU Sports Arena since September 23rd.
“We are looking forward to seeing a team for the second time this season”, said coach Sally Polhamus. “It is a good marker for our growth and our ability to make adjustments against a team.”
The Panthers are looking to avenge a pair of early season road losses to the two Alabama schools. Georgia State dropped the September 29th match to South Alabama three sets to one. Jha’Meisheia Griffin had 10 kills and hit .364 in the loss. The Jaguars are 6-0 in conference play, and have only lost three sets. A day later GSU fell in a five-set heartbreaker at Troy, which saw Crystal Lee tally 17 kills while hitting .350. Madelyn Ott hit .571 in the match.
Georgia State will be playing for more than just positioning in a tight Sun Belt East when they take the floor this weekend. The next GSU victory will be win number 100 on the career for coach Sally Polhamus. The Panthers are also looking to preserve a two-match home winning streak against both Alabama schools.
Admission to all GSU home volleyball matches is free to the public. If you cannot make it to the GSU Sports Arena, a live stream of the matches will be available on georgiastatesports.com
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