FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Riding a three-match winning streak, the University of Arkansas volleyball team faces a road match Wednesday evening at Georgia. First serve of the midweek matchup is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on ESPNU. The Razorbacks head into Wednesday’s match with a 15-6 overall record and a 5-4 mark in SEC play.
All-Time Series vs Georgia
The Razorbacks own a 24-9 advantage in their series with Georgia. Arkansas has won the last eight meetings and has a 12-5 record in matches played in Athens. Eleven of the last 13 matches against Georgia have gone to at least four sets including six five setters.
Last Time Out
Arkansas’ offense generated a .430 hitting percentage on its way to a straight-set win against Mississippi State (Oct. 23). The win gave the Razorbacks their third-consecutive victory overall and 11th straight against the Bulldogs.
Arkansas’ .430 hitting efficiency (45-8-86) in its straight-set win over Mississippi State (Oct. 23) tied the sixth-best hitting percentage for a single match in program history. It also marks the third highest by a team in SEC play this year.
Redshirt senior Pilar Victoria put down 19 kills to go along with a staggering .594 hitting percentage in the win over Mississippi State (Oct. 23). She finished the match with 19 kills and no attack errors on 32 swings which produced the fourth-highest individual hitting percentage against an SEC opponent this season.
It Starts With a Serve
The Razorbacks served up nine aces in their win over MSU (Oct. 23), the team’s second-highest total of the season. Senior Krista Kolbinskie led the way with three aces and was one of six Razorbacks with at least one service winner.
Arkansas holds steady at No. 40 in the Oct. 23 release of the NCAA RPI. The Razorbacks are one of eight teams from the SEC positioned inside the top 50. This week features a pair of top-75 matchups at Georgia and Ole Miss.
Redshirt senior Pilar Victoria leads the SEC and NCAA with 5.74 kills per set and 6.36 points per set. She enters the week needing 16 kills to join Arkansas’ 1,000-kill club. At setter, sophomore Rachel Rippee is second in the SEC and 14th in the NCAA with 11.52 assists per set.
Following Wednesday’s match in Athens, the Razorbacks continue their week on the road Sunday at Ole Miss. First serve against the Rebels is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on SEC Network+ through WatchESPN. Arkansas’ next home match is Friday, Nov. 3, when the team hosts LSU at Barnhill Arena.
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