Volleyball Coach

Alabama volleyball earned its second-straight sweep, defeating Georgia State in straight sets Friday morning at Bartow Arena.

The Crimson Tide defeated the Panthers 25-22 in the opening frame before winning 25-17 in the second and 25-15 in the third.

Graduate student Eva Borrowdale stood out for the Crimson Tide, posting a season-best 11 kills and a .385 hitting percentage along with 10 digs for her first double-double. Freshman Alyiah Wells tied her season-high with six blocks, while senior Ginger Perinar finished with five.

“The carryover from practice into these last two matches showed at the service line,” head coach Lindsey Devine said in a press release. “I really liked our focus and mindset. In this particular match, I thought we had a lot of block touches and slowed their offense down, which allowed us to really spread our offense and get a lot of people involved. I liked our tenacity that we showed during our long scoring runs.”

Throughout the match, Alabama capitalized on several Georgia State errors. The Panthers committed 25 errors for a .048 team hitting percentage. Alabama only had eight errors and had eight blocks to just three from Georgia State.

Alabama closes its weekend at the Blazer Invitational facing Alcorn State Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. CT.

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