What you need to know:
*Georgia State will host the GSU Invitational this weekend.
*The Panthers will play SC State, Wofford, and Davidson over two days.
*Admission is free to all GSU home volleyball matches.
ATLANTA- Georgia State volleyball is at home this weekend to host the GSU Invitational. The Panthers will take on South Carolina State, Wofford, and Davidson as part of the two-day tournament. The three matches will be the first of ten home tilts at the GSU Sports Arena for the team this season.
The Panthers will look to continue the solid play they displayed in a 2-1 tournament last weekend in Chattanooga. Georgia State will open up the action on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. against South Carolina State. GSU looks to improve on a 5-1 all-time record against the Bulldogs that includes a 3-0 win last September. The Panthers will cap off Saturday’s play with a 7:00 p.m. start against Wofford. The match will be the first meeting between the two schools. Tournament play will conclude Sunday with Georgia State taking on Davidson for the first time since the 2013 season.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to open up the home portion of our schedule”, said Panther coach Sally Polhamus. “There really is nothing like playing in front of your home crowd.” GSU has played their first 10 matches of the season away from home.
The Panthers will bring a 4-6 record into tournament play. As a team, GSU is in the top half of the Sunbelt in kills per set, and hitting percentage. Crystal Lee leads the conference with 21 services aces on the season. Katie Creger has racked up 41 kills with only six errors on 106 attempts, placing her ninth in Sunbelt in hitting percentage. Carley Eiken and Sarah Renner both rank among the top eight in the conference in assists per set.
Admission to all Georgia State volleyball matches is free of charge. If you cannot make it to the GSU Sports Arena, live stats and video will be available for all GSU home matches via georgiastatesports.com.
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