FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team returns to Fayetteville for the final two matches of the regular season beginning Wednesday evening with an SEC matchup with South Carolina. First serve of the midweek contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. The Razorbacks (17-11, 7-9 SEC) have won nine matches on its home floor this season and are looking to reach 10 home wins for the first time since 2012.
Individual match tickets are $5 while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission. The Razorbacks’ Thanksgiving Eve date against South Carolina marks the first of two home matches this week. Arkansas is also scheduled to close out the 2015 regular season with Senior Day this Saturday, Nov. 28 against current SEC leader Texas A&M.
Fan Promotions vs. South Carolina
• Daddy-Daughter Date Night – The first 50 daddy-daughter pairings receive FREE volleyball themed t-shirts
• Football Ticket Giveaway – Enter for a chance to win tickets to Friday’s Arkansas-Missouri football game
• Pie Eating Contest – One lucky fan will win a Nike prize pack for winning the pie eating contest at halftime
Featuring seven crowds of 1,000 or more fans, Arkansas has played in front of three top-10 home attendance figures so far this season. The Razorbacks enters Wednesday’s match with a 23-11 advantage in the all-time series with South Carolina, including a 12-4 mark in Fayetteville.
Arkansas and South Carolina (12-17, 5-11 SEC) will be meeting for the second time this season, having previously played Oct. 25 in Columbia. Junior Breana Jones registered a career-high 15 kills while posting a .538 hitting percentage in the four-set loss. She was joined in double figures by Pilar Victoria who led all players with 19 kills while freshman libero Okiana Valle tallied a match-high 17 digs.
Jones enters the week leading the SEC and ranked fifth in the NCAA with her .435 hitting percentage. Victoria also sits atop the SEC as the league leader with 4.68 kills per set and 5.18 points per set. She ranks ninth and 11th among the nation’s attackers, respectively. Victoria heads into Wednesday’s match just nine kills shy of becoming the ninth player in program history to reach 500 kills in a single season.
For fans not able to attend or out of town visiting family friends, both of this week’s matches will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and through the WatchESPN app. Live stats will also be available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
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