What you need to know:

* On Friday night, Georgia State volleyball fell to 9-13 overall and 5-6 in the Sun Belt with a three-set loss to Little Rock. The Trojans overcame the Panthers 12-25, 20-25 and 19-25. Troy improved to 10-15 overall and 6-6 in the SBC.

* The Panthers still secure the second place spot in the East Division. Eliza Zachary and Crystal Lee combined for 15 kills, but the Trojan offensive attack proved too much for GSU. Celeste Friesen led the defense with 16 digs on the night.

* Georgia State will be back at the Sports Arena tomorrow night at 6 p.m. to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Panthers will celebrate the accomplishments of Morgan Patterson, Katelyn Rawls, Kristina Stinson and Eliza Zachary for senior night.


ATLANTA – Georgia State dropped its match in three sets versus Little Rock Friday night. The Trojans defeated the Panthers by a final of 12-25, 20-25 and 19-25 at the Sports Arena.

Head coach Sally Polhamus and GSU fall to 5-6 in the SBC and 9-13 overall, while Little Rock improves to 5-6 in the Sun Belt and 10-15 overall.

Despite falling behind in the opening frame, Eliza Zachary and Crystal Lee led the offense to keep the match competitive. The outside hitter and middle blocker combined for half of Georgia State’s kills. Sophomore setter Sarah Renner contributed a match-high 29 assists.

Defensively, Celeste Friesen stood out with another solid performance of 16 digs and two service aces. Kristina Stinson and Shae Chapman added five and four kills respectively.

The offensive firepower of Edina Selimovic, Marina Avram and Veronica Marin proved too much for the Panthers. The three combined for 25 kills as Taylor Lindberg tallied 25 assists. Avram also notched nine digs to go along with her eight kills. Kelcey Leech led her team defensively with 10 digs.

The Panthers will look to overcome adversity and take advantage of momentum on senior night tomorrow against Arkansas State. GSU is looking for its first-ever win against the Red Wolves.

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