What you need to know:

* Georgia State will host South Alabama Friday and Troy Saturday at the GSU Sports Arena 

* The Panthers will seek their first conference win this season

* GSU volleyball alumni will be recognized during Friday’s match

ATLANTA- The Panthers are back in action at the GSU Sports Arena this weekend. Georgia State will take on South Alabama Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Troy Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. 

The Panthers (4-9) are 0-2 entering the weekend in Sun Belt play, after falling to Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina last weekend. South Alabama comes to Atlanta with a 10-5 record, having won six in a row. Troy (12-2) is on a seven-game win streak.

Senior Sydney Stroud has stepped up offensively and has posted double-digit kills in the last six games. The senior from Wisconsin leads GSU with 111 kills, good for 2.85 kills per set. 

The Panthers have been strong at the net defensively, ranking third as a team in blocks per set with 2.04. Meisheia Griffin (1.04) and Sydney Stroud (0.85) rank second and ninth respectively among Sun Belt players in blocks per frame.

“We are excited for the opportunity to defend our home court in the second weekend of conference play,” said head coach Sally Polhamus. “We only have five home matches left after this weekend and we want to take advantage of every time we play in GSU Sports Arena."

Admission to all Panther volleyball matches is free. Parking for both matches is available in the G Deck adjacent to the GSU Sports Arena. The match against South Alabama will be broadcast on PantherVision. Fans can follow along to both matches with live stats. 

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