View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Sunday, September 27, 2009

27th September 2009, 06:47 AM
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1. Eagles Drop SoCon Game at Elon

["We had 11 penalties and three turnovers, you can't win in this conference making that many mistakes. We are still right in the thick of things... Two years ago we got beat by Elon in double-overtime and low and behold we find ourselves in the last conference game of the season we are three inches on a missed field goal away from winning the conference championship and receiving the automatic berth so anything can happen. If we continue to get that kind of effort from our defense our offense is going to come. The thing I'm most proud about as a coach is we never gave up. We played hard every single snap all the way to the end of the game," said Hatcher.]


2. Furman Edges Georgia Southern in Four Sets

[Sophomore outside hitter Bethany Sanford posted her fourth consecutive double-double of the season, but was unable to carry the Georgia Southern volleyball past Southern Conference foe Furman Saturday afternoon (September 26). In just shy of a two-hour battle, the Eagles dropped to 10-6 overall on the season and 1-1 in conference action as they fell in a four set battle to the Paladins, who improved to 8-3, 1-0 with the win.]


3. Men's Soccer's Match Against Elon Called Due to Unplayable Conditions

[The Georgia Southern men's soccer match against Elon was called in the second half due to unplayable conditions. The match will be rescheduled for a later date and must be replayed from the start.]


4. Cross Country Finishes Third in the Citadel Invitational

[The Georgia Southern cross country team finished third out of six teams in the Citadel Invitational. The Eagles recorded their third straight top half finish.]


5. Eagles derailed by Elon

[“We had to adjust our attitude a little bit,” said GSU coach Chris Hatcher. “We weren’t coming out in the second half until I felt like we were ready to play. They probably would have backed us all the way up and had to kick an on-side from about the 10-yard line, but I thought that the second half, we played a lot better. (At halftime), we looked like we were a bunch of whipped puppies in there, and that’s not the way we play. We always think we have a chance.”]


6. Eagles let chances slip away in loss

["To get three wins in a row against Georgia Southern ...," Elon coach Pete Lembo said. "If you would have said to me the day we got hired here that in the first four years (with the new coaching staff we would accomplish that), I would have asked you what kind of Kool-Aid you were drinking."]


7. Slow start dooms Eagles on road

[“We got frustrated the first half,” said Chapple, who was sacked eight times by the game’s end. “I think we answered the challenge. The defense gave us chances.”]


8. Riddle's Record Setting Day Lifts Elon Past Georgia Southern

["Hopefully this is a continued step forward as we try to be a contender in this league," said Elon head coach Pete Lembo. "This was an incredibly physical game - this game might have been more physical than last week's game (at Wake Forest). I thought we competed really well up front, particularly on the defensive side of the ball."]


9. Phoenix flexes in Southern Conference opener

[The Phoenix delivered a safety early in the fourth quarter before cornerback Karlos Sullivan and linebacker Joshua Jones picked off a pair of interceptions during the final 7½ minutes to snuff out Georgia Southern drives into scoring territory. “If we wouldn’t have gotten those, they could’ve scored two more times and flipped the odds,” Elon defensive lineman Eric Ludwig said. “That completely changed the whole game. It was crucial to the win.”]


10. Sack-happy Elon dominates Eagles

["We couldn't run the ball in the first half, and then we're not good enough in pass protection to hold up and throw the ball as much as we had to do," said Georgia Southern coach Chris Hatcher.]


11. Elon defeats Georgia Southern 28-14

[Defensively senior defensive lineman Eric Ludwig has two sacks and four tackles in the first half. "As a defensive line, we knew exactly what was coming at us," Ludwig said. "Nothing was out of the blue."]


12. Early returns

[How about rushing? I mean the Chicago Bears' Adrian Peterson isn't going to lead the league on the ground all year. I mean, that's ludicrous.]