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Back at Barnhill Arena to host Auburn

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Back at Barnhill Arena to host Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas volleyball team returns to Fayetteville to host Auburn Sunday at Barnhill Arena. The match is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. (CT) start and will be the Razorbacks’ third match in five days. Arkansas enters Sunday’s contest with a 10-5 overall record and a 3-1 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

Single-match tickets cost $4 and go on sale at the south ticket office one hour before the start of each match. During the season, UA students and fans 17 years and younger get into all Arkansas volleyball matches for free. University of Arkansas students attending volleyball matches this season are asked to use the street-level entrance on Stadium Drive to enter the arena.

Sunday’s match will represent the 40th meeting between the two programs with Arkansas holding a 32-7 advantage in the series. The teams split a pair of meetings last year with each winning on its home floor. The Razorbacks have won 15 of the 18 played between the two teams in Fayetteville

In its last outing, Arkansas beat South Carolina in five sets (25-22, 23-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12) on the Gamecocks’ home floor in Columbia. The Razorbacks trailed by four points on two occasions in the fifth set Friday before rallying with the help of a 7-0 run. The victory also gave Arkansas its 400th win as a program.

Senior libero Emily Helm collected a career-high 32 digs against the Gamecocks while junior Meredith Hays-14 kills and 11 digs-and senior Raymariely Santos-28 assists and 12 digs-each posted double-double performances. Freshmen Barbara Dapic and Breana Jones each tallied 11 kills in the match. Helm became just the third player in program history with at least 32 digs in a single match.

In apition to live stats, interactive blog and video stream available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com will be broadcast on KXUA 88.3 FM in Fayetteville. Auburn comes to town with a 9-6 overall record and 0-3 tally in conference play after a three-set loss to Missouri on Friday.

For more information on Arkansas volleyball, follow @RazorbackVB on Twitter.



Sports Category : Volleyball (W)