NOTE: Former Watauga High volleyball player Rebecca Farthing had 12 kills and two assists at the Eagles swept out Arkansas State on Saturday.

Eagle Volleyball Sweeps Arkansas State

The Eagles averaged 26 digs a set in the victory.

STATESBORO – Baylor Bumford led four Eagles in double-digit kills with 11, and Georgia Southern notched a season-high 78 digs to post a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-22) Sun Belt Conference volleyball win over Arkansas State Saturday night in Hanner Fieldhouse.

Eagles of the Match 
Bumford added two blocks and a dig and hit .375 for the match, while Mya WilsonMaddie Bryant and Paige Powers each posted 10 kills. Madison Brown finished with 40 assists, matched her career-high with 17 digs and added two blocks, and Ashlyn Lovett tallied a match-high 25 digs. 

Key Moments
The Eagles led the match 2-0, and the score was tied 22-22 in the third when Georgia Southern (13-7, 6-4) scored three points in a row. Bryant put down two kills, and Powers added a third to finish the contest.

With the Eagles leading 23-22 in the second, Powers put down a kill and Wilson finished off the set with a solo block.

Stat of the Match
The Eagles averaged 26 digs a set and posted eight blocks to hold Arkansas State (13-10, 4-7) to a .135 hitting percentage for the match.

Quotables from Coach Chad Willis
"Great response by our team, and I'm really proud of the group for how they came in today with a focused and intentional mindset. The story of the match had to be our defensive intensity. We were able to extend rallies and put pressure on Arkansas State. That paired with earning nearly 20 points a set got us the result we aimed for."

Next Up
The Eagles continue their four-match homestand Friday when they host three-time defending Sun Belt champion Texas State at 6 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse. 

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