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Eagles sweep SSU

 

In the home opener for the Georgia Southern Volleyball team, the Eagles handled Savannah State for a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-14) victory Monday evening in Hanner Fieldhouse. The win pushed Georgia Southern to 3-4 overall this season, while dropping Savannah State to 1-5.

Leading the offensive effort for the Eagles was Hannah Nelson (Norcross, Ga.) with seven kills, while freshmen Enjoli Johnson (Lilburn, Ga.) and Nicole Jeschelnik (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) added six kills each. Sophomore setter Kate Van Dyke (Shawnee, Kan.) posted a match-high 20 assists, while also leading the team in digs, recording six.

Savannah State was held to a .087 hitting percentage led by Keandra Lewis and Bryana Gadis, each contributing four kills.

"I thought we were up and down at times, but overall we played well. We got off to a rough start and then steadied out. We finished all our sets well, but I would like to see us start off a little stronger," stated Head Coach Chad Callihan. "I was real pleased with our freshmen this evening. I thought Enjoli [Johnson] had a nice match and Nicole [Jeschelnik] had a very solid all-around game for us up until a couple unforced hitting errors at the end."

Savannah State opened each frame taking the early lead, but Georgia Southern finished strong completing the sweep over the Tigers.

After falling behind 2-0 in the opening set, the Eagles surged ahead taking a 4-3 lead. Four unanswered Eagle points put Georgia Southern in front, 8-4, before the Tigers pulled the score to 9-7 following an Eagle service error. Georgia Southern capped the opening set with an 8-2 run highlighted by two Jeschelnik kills.

Nelson mashed four kills in the second frame leading the Eagles to a 25-12 victory. Again, Savannah State opened the set strong, taking a 4-1 lead out of the gate. But the Eagles responded using a 10-0 run capped by three service aces from Ashley Roe (Campbell, Calif.).

The third set followed the same pattern, as Savannah State took an early 3-1 lead followed by a 7-0 Georgia Southern run to take the lead. The Eagles closed out the match on a 4-0 run, all coming off Tiger errors, to secure the match with a 25-14 victory.

Eagles ready for first road test

The Georgia Southern Men’s Soccer team will play its first road game of the season Tuesday, September 7, at Jacksonville at 7 p.m.

The Eagles enter the match with a 1-0-0 record after knocking off USC Upstate in a 4-3 comeback win at Eagle Field Wednesday, Sept. 1. Witt Carlisle (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored two goals in the final thirty minutes, including the game-winner in the 82nd minute to lift the Eagles to victory.

Goalkeeper Ryan Platt (Preston, England) played all 90 minutes, earning the win. The junior transfer made five saves in the match, facing a total of 12 shots, eight on goal.

Freshman Ethan LaPan (Martinez, Ga.) scored a goal on an assist from freshman Hunter Norton (Evans, Ga.), and Rich Heyer (Tupelo, Miss.) scored on an assist from Thomas Valikonis (Greenville, S.C.), who finished with a pair of assists.

Jacksonville comes into the match with a 1-1-0 record, 1-0-0 in Atlantic Sun play, outlasting Florida Atlantic 2-1 in overtime in the conference opener. The Dolphins fell 5-0 to Central Florida in their season opener. Darko Karamatic scored both goals for the Dolphins in their win.

The Eagles and Dolphins have faced each other 16 times, with Jacksonville leading the all-time series 9-5-2. Two matches have gone to overtime, with the Eagles posting a 1-0-1 record in matches that extended past regulation.

 

 

Eagles ready for first road test

The Georgia Southern Men’s Soccer team will play its first road game of the season Tuesday, September 7, at Jacksonville at 7 p.m.

The Eagles enter the match with a 1-0-0 record after knocking off USC Upstate in a 4-3 comeback win at Eagle Field Wednesday, Sept. 1. Witt Carlisle (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored two goals in the final thirty minutes, including the game-winner in the 82nd minute to lift the Eagles to victory.

Goalkeeper Ryan Platt (Preston, England) played all 90 minutes, earning the win. The junior transfer made five saves in the match, facing a total of 12 shots, eight on goal.

Freshman Ethan LaPan (Martinez, Ga.) scored a goal on an assist from freshman Hunter Norton (Evans, Ga.), and Rich Heyer (Tupelo, Miss.) scored on an assist from Thomas Valikonis (Greenville, S.C.), who finished with a pair of assists.

Jacksonville comes into the match with a 1-1-0 record, 1-0-0 in Atlantic Sun play, outlasting Florida Atlantic 2-1 in overtime in the conference opener. The Dolphins fell 5-0 to Central Florida in their season opener. Darko Karamatic scored both goals for the Dolphins in their win.

The Eagles and Dolphins have faced each other 16 times, with Jacksonville leading the all-time series 9-5-2. Two matches have gone to overtime, with the Eagles posting a 1-0-1 record in matches that extended past regulation.

 

Eagles ready for first road test

The Georgia Southern Men’s Soccer team will play its first road game of the season Tuesday, September 7, at Jacksonville at 7 p.m.

The Eagles enter the match with a 1-0-0 record after knocking off USC Upstate in a 4-3 comeback win at Eagle Field Wednesday, Sept. 1. Witt Carlisle (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored two goals in the final thirty minutes, including the game-winner in the 82nd minute to lift the Eagles to victory.

Goalkeeper Ryan Platt (Preston, England) played all 90 minutes, earning the win. The junior transfer made five saves in the match, facing a total of 12 shots, eight on goal.

Freshman Ethan LaPan (Martinez, Ga.) scored a goal on an assist from freshman Hunter Norton (Evans, Ga.), and Rich Heyer (Tupelo, Miss.) scored on an assist from Thomas Valikonis (Greenville, S.C.), who finished with a pair of assists.

Jacksonville comes into the match with a 1-1-0 record, 1-0-0 in Atlantic Sun play, outlasting Florida Atlantic 2-1 in overtime in the conference opener. The Dolphins fell 5-0 to Central Florida in their season opener. Darko Karamatic scored both goals for the Dolphins in their win.

The Eagles and Dolphins have faced each other 16 times, with Jacksonville leading the all-time series 9-5-2. Two matches have gone to overtime, with the Eagles posting a 1-0-1 record in matches that extended past regulation.

 

 

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