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Local Roundup: Lady Gators trounce Trinity
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DUBLIN — Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.

The Lady Gators (8-5 overall and 4-1 in region play) pounded TCS pitching for 16 hits. But BA stranded 11 baserunners, twice leaving the bases loaded and twice hitting into double plays.

Junior Ansley Daughtry got the complete-game win, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four.

Bulloch took a 2-0 lead in the second.

Fennell, junior Kaleigh Sisolak and freshman Alivia Collins loaded the bases with three straight singles. After Fennell was forced play at the plate, junior Hannah Dasher drilled a single into right to plate Sisolak. Collins then raced home on a delayed double steal.

Trinity knotted the score in the four. In the fifth, the Lady Gators added two on the strength of singles by juniors Dasher and Kendra Houghton. Bulloch added its final run in the sixth, thanks to a double by Sisolak.

The victory sets up a big region matchup with Pinewood (13-1, 5-0) next Tuesday in Bellville. A Lady Gator victory would set up a one-game playoff for the Region 2-AAA title.

GSU women's soccer salvages draw against Coastal Carolina
Conventional wisdom states that a 2-0 advantage is the most precarious lead in soccer. It was on Friday evening as the Eagles (5-1-1) took a 2-0 lead into halftime, but a red card in the 54th minute, followed by a pair of goals, gave the Eagles a 2-2 draw with Coastal Carolina (3-5-1) at a wet Eagle Field.

Georgia Southern travels to Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. game against the Dolphins who fell, 2-0, to Furman on Friday.

App. State stays undefeated, tops GSU volleyball 3-0
Emily Corrigan put down 20 of Appalachian State’s 49 kills, and the Mountaineers remained undefeated by topping Georgia Southern 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-18) in Sun Belt volleyball action Friday night.

Georgia Southern hosts Arkansas State Sunday, Sept. 21, at noon at Statesboro High, and admission is free for all fans.
       
GSU women’s tennis completes first day of KSU Fall Classic
MARIETTA — Three Eagles posted singles victories as the Georgia Southern women’s tennis team completed the first day of the Kennesaw State Fall Classic on Friday.

Jordana Klein defeated Murray State’s Eleonore Tchakarova in a tight 7-5, 7-6 (1) opening round match in the A Singles bracket. Klein fell to the homestanding Kennesaw State's Virginie Stein 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals and will face Alexandra Mercado for third place today.

In B Singles, Giulia Riepe fell to Murray State’s Nancy Karaky (6-2, 6-1) and will face Christian P. Perez de la Torre Martin today for third place. In C Singles, Isabel Dennis rallied from a first-set loss to defeat Murray State’s Suzaan Stoltz (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) and will square off with Erin Patton in the championship match today.

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