What you need to know:
*Senior Sarah Renner became just the ninth player in Georgia State history to record 2,000 career assists.
*The Panthers fell 3-0 to both Chicago State and Ole Miss.
*Next weekend GSU will finish the non-conference slate with matches against Presbyterian College and Davidson.
ATLANTA- Senior setter, Sarah Renner hit the 2,000 career assist mark Saturday evening as the Panthers fell in both matches of a doubleheader at the GSU Sports Arena. The senior from Cedar Rapids became just the ninth player in program history to reach the 2,000 marker.
“Sarah has worked so hard over the past four years to put our hitters in a position to be successful and to score points” said head coach Sally Polhamus. “Much like a quarterback, we rely on our setters to run our offense and give our hitters good sets to attack. This is an incredible accomplishment and a well deserved milestone.”
Unfortunately Chicago State and Ole Miss would spoil the milestone, as Georgia State fell 3-0 to both the Cougars, and the Rebels. The two losses dropped GSU to 2-7 early in the season.
In the matinee, Chicago State jetted out to a one set lead with a 25-14 first frame. The next two contests would be much closer, but the Cougars would prevail 25-22 in the second, and 25-23 in the third.
In the nightcap, Sarah Renner collected assist number 2,000 midway through the first set. She would finish the frame with nine dishes, but Ole Miss would take the set 25-17.
The Rebels would take set two, 25-13, and set three 25-16 to close out the match. In the contest, Renner finished with 23 assists, most often hitting Crystal Lee who finished with nine kills.
Next weekend, GSU will close out the non-conference schedule with a trip to Clinton, South Carolina. The Panthers will battle Presbyterian College on Friday evening and face Davidson Saturday morning.
Chicago State- Megan Klavitter
SHSU- Taylor Cunningham, Jaclyn Ward
OM- Emily Stroup (MVP), Lauren Bars.
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