Georgia State loss completes 0-16 conference record

Jonah Bostick

ULM went into the last series

of the season still looking for its

first conference win. After two

more losses from the Panthers of

Georgia State, the Warhawks finished

league play with a winless


The Warhawks and Panthers

both went into the game on losing

streaks with ULM losing six

in a row and Georgia State losing

11 games.

The first of two games took

place Friday night in Atlanta. The

first set was a nail bitter for both

teams. After trailing 22-17, ULM

scored seven unanswered points

to bring the set to match point.

Errors and a four-point scoring

run by the Panthers gave them

the opening set victory.

The second set saw the Warhawks

take control early with

leads of 13-7 and 21-12. ULM

won the set 25-18.

The third set saw a close match

with no team having any advantage.

The Panthers finished the

set with a 7-4 scoring run to win

the third set. Georgia State took

care of business in the fourth set

with scoring runs of seven and

five points resulting in a 15-point


The second game on Saturday

started with a Warhawks win. A

16-10 start highlighted the seven-

point victory. The second and

third sets had the same outcome.

In both sets, ULM built an early

lead, but scoring runs by Georgia

State put them back on top. Both

sets ended with a 25-21 Georgia

State win. In the fourth set, the

two teams were deadlocked at

23. A kill by Georgia State and an

attack error on ULM led to a two point


“Both matches this weekend,

this team battled until the bitter

end,” head coach Charlie Olson

said. “Georgia State made some

key adjustments that helped

position themselves to take two

victories on their home court.”

It’s the eighth straight loss for

the Warhawks, and they finish

the regular season with a 7-24

overall record and a 0-16 conference


Despite going winless in conference

play, ULM will compete in

the Sun Belt Conference championship

in Foley, Alabama.