Volleyball spikes GSU


Photo by Jaylin Hickman

Junior Nyla Shepherd and super senior Paulina Perez Rosas spikes the ball back at Georgia Southern University.

Coastal Carolina University volleyball team hosted the Georgia Southern University Eagles for a two-day bout in the HTC Center on Oct. 7, serving up exciting conference play for the fans.

The Eagles arrived in Conway for the Friday night matchup, hoping to knock down the Chanticleers who remained undefeated in conference play. The Eagles went point for point in the opening set against the Chanticleers. Coastal earned several small leads off the back of aces from seniors Brigitta Petrenko, setter, and Lina Perugini, defensive specialist.

The Chanticleers maintained control and won the night’s first and second sets. The Eagles managed to fight back and win the third set, but the night quickly closed after the fourth. The Chanticleers won the first day with a total of 3-1.CCU aimed to keep their spotless conference record clean as they continued to battle with the Eagles on Saturday.

The Eagles won the first set, hoping to turn the tide early on. Coastal quickly returned and won both the second and third sets. The Eagles managed to stay afloat in a close fourth set with a win. Coastal finished off the day with a five-set win over the Eagles.

Coastal’s performance was stout as a unit, and the spotlight ultimately fell on Petrenko. Petrenko became Coastal’s career ace record holder and helped propel her team to an important conference win.

Following the two-day win streak versus the Eagles, the Chanticleers remain undefeated in conference play and made a strong start to the season.