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Local Roundup: Statesboro Blue Devils notch pair of wins

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Local Roundup: Statesboro Blue Devils notch pair of wins

    The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
    The Devils beat Burke 25-4, 25-14, and saw Becca Welsch serve up five aces and Tess Nreton and Chelsea Wilson each record three kills.
    Statesboro edged SEB 25-22, 25-18. Chelsea Wilson (8 kills) and Katie Wilson (11 assists) led the attack.
    The Blue Devils are back in action at home on Thursday when they host region rivals Effingham County, South Effingham and Richmond Hill.

Eagles' Falle earns SBC honor
    NEW ORLEANS — Georgia Southern men’s soccer goalkeeper Jack Falle has been named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the opening week of the 2014 season.
    The junior goalkeeper went 1-1 to open the season and win Georgia Southern’s first Sun Belt men’s soccer award.
    Falle made six saves in the season opener against Gardner-Webb to pick up the season-opening victory.
    He allowed an 82nd minute goal and faced 13 shots in the season-opener.
    In Sunday’s second game of the weekend, Falle made nine saves against 26 shots by the Winthrop offensive attack.
    The Eagles open the 2014 home schedule on Thursday night against Mercer.
    Admission is free for the 7 p.m. contest against the Bears.

GSU selling caps for charity
    Georgia Southern University's University Store and athletics department announced Tuesday a partnership to donate Money to the Lone Survivor Foundation.
    The store is selling three collector Georgia Southern University Adidas caps with all of caps' proceeds to be donated to Lone Survivor Foundation.
    Lone Survivor Foundation was selected to receive the funds due to its mission of restoring, empowering and renewing hopes for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support.
    Lone Survivor Foundation estimates one in three combat service members suffer from signature wounds such as invisible injuries of combat trauma, traumatic brain injury or both.
    These wounds may include symptoms such as flashbacks, avoidance, isolation and more. 
    The hats were unveiled at the season's inaugural Football Coaches Show on Thursday
    The caps range in price from $17.99 to $24.00.

    If you have a score or a story to report, please call the sports desk at (912) 489-4908 or email

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