Georgia Southern downs Troy volleyballers in five sets

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – The Troy volleyball team fell to Georgia Southern in five sets (25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 15-11) after taking the first two sets in Trojan Arena on Friday night.

Troy (6-17, 0-6 Sun Belt) won the first two sets thanks to a .265 hitting percentage in the first set and taking advantage of five Georgia Southern (11-9, 4-1 Sun Belt) errors in the second set.

After Troy went on a 6-2 run in the third, Georgia Southern took a 14-10 lead after a run of its own. With the set tied at 23, the Eagles scored the next two points to take a 25-23 third set win. The last two points in the third set were just about identical as Troy fell in the final two points after a service error and a kill sealed the deal for the Eagles.

The fifth set saw four ties but no lead changes as Georgia Southern held on to a lead the whole way and clinched the set with a 15-11 fifth set win.

TURNING POINT

Georgia Southern capped off the fifth set with a 6-2 run to take a 15-11 victory. In the run there were three kills, one service ace and two Trojan errors.

STAT OF THE MATCH

Four different Trojans had double-digit kills on the night. Led by Logan Page with 13, Sara Landis followed with 12. Symone Shaw contributed with 11 and Leah Causey added 10.

UP NEXT

Troy will concluded the homestand with a noon match against Georgia State on Sunday Trojan Arena.

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