What you need to know:

*Georgia State hosts UTA and Texas State at the GSU Sports Arena for matches this Friday and Saturday evening.

*The Panthers rank third in the Sun Belt in blocks per set and service aces per set in Sun Belt play.

*Senior Crystal Lee has averaged a double-double in her first three conference matches.


ATLANTA, GA.- Georgia State volleyball is back at home this weekend for a pair of matches with the Sun Belt’s Texas teams. The Panthers host UT Arlington Friday and Texas State Saturday night in the first two of five home matches in just nine days.

GSU will bring a 1-2 conference record into the weekend, after having split matches at Troy and South Alabama last weekend. The Mavericks are 3-2 in Sun Belt matches, while the Texas State Bobcats are perfect in five matches, including a win over UT Arlington Tuesday night.  

Through two weeks of conference play; the Panthers are third in the Sun Belt with 2.38 blocks per set. Meisheia Griffin has led the way at the net for GSU with 17 blocks in Sun Belt play, while Sydney Stroud has added 14 blocks of her own. On the season, Griffin has 45 blocks, Stroud and Shae Chapman each have 25. The Panther defense will have their hands full as the two Texas teams rank near the top of the Sun Belt in hitting percentage and assists.

Offensively, Crystal Lee has carried the load for GSU, ranking sixth in the conference with 3.04 digs per set. The senior has 59 kills in Georgia State’s last four matches, and is averaging a double-double in Sun Belt play.

The Panthers have also found scoring form the service line as Lee, Sarah Renner, and Džemila Hadžić all rank in Sun Belt’s top-ten in service aces per set through two weeks of play.

Admission to all Panther volleyball matches is free.  As a reminder, construction of the Courtland St. Bridge is ongoing. Parking for the matches is still available via G Deck, but we encourage fans to allow extra time to navigate the construction.  If you cannot make it to the Sports Arena tune in to PantherVision or follow along with live stats.

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