What you need to know:
*Georgia State came from down 2-0 to defeat Troy 3-2 on the road Friday evening.
*The Panthers are back on the court tomorrow night, facing South Alabama in Mobile.
TROY, ALA.- Georgia State volleyball came from two sets behind to defeat Troy 3-2 on the road Friday evening. The Panthers (1-1 in SBC) were led by a career high nine blocks by sophomore Meisheia Griffin, and a double double by Crystal Lee.
The Trojans took the first set 25-12, and would battle their way to a 28-26 marathon win in the second. GSU bounced back, holding Troy to just .065 hitting on the way to a 25-21 third set win.
The Panthers would jump out to an 8-2 lead in the fourth and maintain a safe buffer the entire frame. GSU would cruise to a 25-20 win, forcing a fifth set for the second match in a row. Georgia State would dominate the deciding set from start to finish, hitting .462 en route to a 15-6 win.
Griffin’s nine blocks would lead the Panthers who racked up 15 total blocks as a team, and limited the Trojans to .129 hitting on the evening. Crystal Lee notched her second double double in as many Sun Belt matches with 13 kills and 15 digs.
Freshman libero Lauren Bandera had 12 digs on the night, while Kinkaid Padgett added 11 of her own. It was the fifth time with double-digit digs for both players this year. Sydney Stroud (12) bested the ten-kill mark for the fourth time this season, and Sarah Renner dished out 40 assists for the third time in 2018.
GSU is back on the courts tomorrow, looking for another conference win. The Panthers will take on the South Alabama Jaguars at 7:30 pm tomorrow evening in Mobile.
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