What you need to know:
*Georgia State volleyball fell to Arkansas State 3-1 on Friday night at the GSU Sports Arena, despite Sarah Renner climbing into sixth place in Panther history with 2,354 assists.
*Madelyn Ott recorded career highs in kills and blocks in the four set match.
*Tomorrow Georgia State will honor five seniors before taking on Little Rock at 7:00 pm.
ATLANTA, Ga.- Georgia State volleyball fell 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 26-24, 25-20) to Arkansas State Friday evening at the GSU Sports Arena. Junior Madelyn Ott posted career highs in kills (nine) and blocks (six) in the four set effort.
Early in the first set Sarah Renner dished out two assists to Sydney Stroud on back to back points. The two assists put Renner at 2,324 career assists and moved the senior into sixth all time in GSU history. Stroud and Shae Chapman would each have four kills in the first frame, and a Sarah Renner block would give GSU a 26-24 first set win.
The second set saw Morgan Hash and Madelyn Ott record three kills each and Kinkaid Padgett dig four attacks. Carley Eiken would add five assists, but it was not enough, as Arkansas State would pull away late for a 25-21 win.
Georgia State trailed 20-14 in the third, but would rally to tie the match at 21-21, and again at 24-24. Despite five kills from Crystal Lee and seven digs from Lauren Bandera, the Red Wolves would pull away to take a 26-24 third second set win.
Arkansas State led the entire way in the fourth set en route to a 25-20 victory, clinching the match by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped GSU to 5-16 on the season.
The Panthers had a balanced offensive attack with Sydney Stroud (13, .286), Morgan Hash (10, .308), and Crystal Lee (10, .179) all with double-digit kills. Renner and Eiken recorded 31 and 17 assists respectively in split duty.
Tomorrow the Panthers will honor their five seniors prior to taking on the Little Rock Trojans. The senior ceremonies will begin at 6:50 pm before the Panthers and Trojans take the court at 7:00 pm.
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