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Local Roundup - SEB edges Lady Tigers

    METTER — Ciera Clark's RBI single in the top of the sixth drove in Hannah Denmark and propelled Southeast Bulloch (8-5) to a 2-1 win Wednesday at Metter.
    Denmark got SEB on the scoreboard when she drove in Nira Byrd for the Lady Yellow Jackets' first run.
    Taylor Wilkes (1-for-3) pitched five innings, allowing three hits and a run and Effie Manahan closed out the Tigers.
    Southeast Bulloch plays today on the road at Statesboro at 5 p.m.

Portal no-hits SHS
    PORTAL — The Portal Lady Panthers no-hit Statesboro in a 9-1 win Wednesfday at Panther Field.
    Megan Moore went the distance with 10 strikeouts in the no-hit effort.
    Laquana Jordan (3-for-3) and Kenya Huff (2-for-2, 2 2B) led the Panthers offense.
    Mary Ashley Henley, Boshna Williams and Mary Lane also aided to the PHS offense in the five-inning win.
    Portal hosts Johnson County today at 5 p.m.
Jacksonville tops GSU in OT
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Freshman Hunter Norton gave the Georgia Southern Eagles a lead which they held until the 72nd minute, but Jacksonville evened the match and needed just one shot in overtime to take the 2-1 victory over GSU Tuesday night.
    Norton gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute, breaking through at the top of the box and putting the ball into the left side of the net. Georgia Southern held the lead until there were less than 20 minutes left in the game.
    Daniele Campailla evened the match for the Dolphins in the 72nd minute, pushing a shot from 15 yards out underneath the diving Ryan Platt (Preston, England), who made eight saves in goal for the Eagles. Just over 20 minutes later, Darko Karamatic ended the match with a goal from the top of the box into the right side of the net to steal the victory.
    Jacksonville out-shot the Eagles 22-11, including a 15-6 margin in the second half, desperately trying to find the equalizer. The Dolphins put 10 shots on goals, with Platt saving eight shots, but the junior transfer couldn’t keep the clean sheet.
    The Eagles will return to the pitch on Friday, Sept. 10, taking on High Point in the Flash Gordon Soccer Tournament in High Point, N.C., at 7 p.m. The Eagles will conclude the tournament with a match against Radford on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m.

GSU WT schedule released
    The Georgia Southern Women’s Tennis team will host the SpringHill Suites Invitational in the fall as preparation for a spring slate that witnesses 20 dual matches, 10 Southern Conference matches and nine home matches.
    The Eagles begin competition at the USC Upstate Invitational, September 17-19 and then prepare to host the SpringHill Suites Invitational, October 15-17. Georgia Southern will host a four-team field with Mercer, South Carolina State and Western Carolina competing in a three-day tournament.
    At the conclusion of the SpringHill Suites Invitational, the Eagles will travel to Athens, Ga., for the ITA Regional, Oct. 22-25. The fall tournament portion of the schedule closes out at the Kennesaw State Invitational, Oct. 29-31.
    The spring dual season opens in February with eight matches in the month, seven on the road. The Eagles open the season traveling to South Carolina State and USC Upstate Feb. 5 and 6, respectively. GSU opens at home on Feb. 13 welcoming Hampton to the Hanner Tennis Complex for the only home match of the month. Following the lone home contest, the Eagles begin the longest road stretch of the season with five matches on the road.
    The Eagles will challenge Kennesaw State, Savannah State and Georgia State before the start of SoCon action. After six non-conference matches, league play officially gets underway with a visit to Wofford on Feb. 26. GSU will face Furman the following afternoon to conclude the road swing.

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