STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State volleyball group opened its SEC slate with a 4-established victory above Georgia in Newell-Grissom on Wednesday evening.
Point out (8-3, 1- SEC) took the initial set 25-14 right before the Ga Bulldogs (9-3, -1 SEC) answered back in the second set with a 25-20 victory. MSU followed that up with a 25-15 triumph in the third set and shut out the match with a 25-15 victory in the ultimate set.
“The theme for currently was to figure out who we are,” head coach Julie Darty Dennis explained. “I assumed it was a good option to start off SEC participate in by figuring out that identification and setting the tone on our household courtroom. We upped the support strain that we talked about all week in follow. We experienced to serve more durable and win the serving pass sport for us to actually be the Mississippi Condition crew that we want to be. I am definitely happy about our initial speak to, it was wonderful. In general, they appeared assured, unfastened, and they have been getting enjoyment.”
State’s offense was led by a 15-eliminate performance from Lauren Myrick, who also additional 8 digs on the night. Shania Cromartie pitched in a 13-eliminate energy in the 4-setter, coupled with 6 digs.
Gabby Waden notched 11 kills of her have on a .455 hitting proportion, whilst incorporating a few blocks and 4 digs.
Sania Petties and Deja Robinson included 5 kills apiece on the night time. MSU recorded 10. blocks, led by a 5-block hard work from Robinson. Myrick and Cromartie included a block in the victory as nicely.
Gabby Coulter posted her sixth double-double of the 12 months, recording 44 helps and 14 digs. Coulter also added a period-significant 5 kills.
Lilly Gunter paced the backcourt defense with 12 digs, though including two company aces.
As a group, the Maroon and White registered 54 kills, 52 assists and 51 digs. MSU held Ga to a .199 hitting proportion on the night.
“We have the greatest followers in the nation and we absolutely felt their vitality,” Dennis stated. “We needed their assistance after that second established. When we participate in tricky, it truly is very entertaining. It was entertaining to look at them get just after it. I am actually very pleased of the Dawgs. A very good Dawgs get tonight. It’s enjoyment to start SEC engage in 1-.”
Mississippi Condition heads to Auburn, Ala. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to choose on the Auburn Tigers. To start with serve is set for 7 p.m. CT.