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Southern Miss Volleyball sweeps Georgia State in final home series

Sean Smith

The Golden Eagles won both matches against Georgia State to improve to 16-8 on the season and 8-4 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Game One (Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

Southern Miss hit .284 as a team to dismantle Georgia State in straight sets to open the series.

The Golden Eagles opened the first set with a 4-0 advantage before the Panthers tied it with a run of their own. However, Southern Miss quickly answered a few points later with a 7-0 run to make it 15-8 on Mia Wesley’s hot streak behind the service line. The Golden Eagles then closed out the set on an 11-2 run that culminated in a Liana Guillemaud kill.

The second set resulted in the same final score, 25-11, but it was all Southern Miss for the entirety of the frame. Wesley smoked five kills in the set and freshman Cailin Demps had four kills. Kenzie Smith and Atkinson each had three kills in the set, which helped the Golden Eagles hit .433 as a team.

Southern Miss took the third set as it halted a Georgia State comeback attempt when Wesley slammed her 13th and final kill of the match.

Wesley finished two service aces shy of a triple-double after adding ten digs with her kill total. Atkinson and Demps each finished with seven kills. Smith finished her night with 27 assists, six kills and four digs.

Game Two 

Southern Miss extended its win streak to four games after deciding the final home match of the season against the Panthers in four sets.

Southern Miss honored the following seniors on senior night: Nyanuer Bidit, Lauren Talbert, Liana Guillemaud, Lindsey Legg, Gillian Hidalgo, Madison Bowles, and Kenzie Smith.

“They have set the standard of what we want to be about as a program

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