Chandler Bentley, Correspondent
Following an impressive string of victories (4-0) at the Gamecock Classic on August 27-31, the JSU Volleyball team competed against Wyoming and Charleston Southern at the Charleston Southern Tournament on Sept. 3 and 4.
The tournament was held in Charleston, South Carolina, where the Gamecocks fell short to Wyoming with a 1-3 loss and came out on top of Charleston Southern with a 3-1 win.
The Gamecocks began their first match of the tournament at 9 a.m. Friday morning with 4 close sets. Wyoming took the first set in a very tight 29-27 win, after several back-and-forth points between the teams. The second set went to JSU, in which the Gamecocks won 25-23. The last two sets both went to Wyoming, 25-21 and 25-17. This was the first loss of the season, but the Gamecocks would come back on the second day of the tournament against Charleston Southern.
On Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., JSU faced Charleston Southern and won 3-1 against the Bucs. The match started off with what would be CSU’s only win of the match, a close 25-23 victory. The second set would narrowly go to the Gamecocks, who won 26-24. The final two sets weren’t as close as the first, 25-15 and 25-19, both going to JSU. This match is also the match in which Senior Lena Kindermann (from Neuenkirchen, Landhagan, Germany) would earn her 1,000th kill.
Jacksonville State’s next match will be this upcoming weekend in the JSU Invitational Tournament. The first game will be against the Nicholls State Colonels in the Pete Mathews Coliseum this Friday, September 10. The games begin at 11 a.m. and will also be available for streaming on ESPN+.