FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team will close out the weekend Sunday afternoon when it hosts Georgia at Barnhill Arena. First serve of the SEC matchup is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (CT). In line with the annual awareness campaign, Sunday’s match will feature the Razorbacks’ “Attack Breast Cancer” promotion in which fans are encouraged to wear pink.
Single-match tickets are $5 for adults while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission. Additionally, fans with a ticket from Saturday’s Arkansas-Alabama football game will also receive free admission. The match will also be streamed live online at SEC Network+ which is available through SECNetwork.com, ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.
Attack Breast Cancer vs. Georgia | 1:30 p.m.
• All fans encouraged to wear pink to Sunday’s match
• First 100 fans receive a FREE limited edition “Attack Breast Cancer” t-shirt
• “Pinkest Fan” of the match will win a prize pack
• Breast cancer survivors will be recognized during Sunday’s match
• Susan G. Komen in attendance to promote breast cancer awareness
• Pink ribbons given to all fans at Sunday’s match, handed out by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority
Arkansas (9-8, 3-1 SEC) enters Sunday’s match with a 7-3 record at Barnhill Arena this season including a 3-0 mark in SEC play. The Razorbacks own a 19-9 advantage in their all-time series with Georgia (9-7, 1-3) and have won nine of 13 matches in Fayetteville. Arkansas has won the last three matches between the teams including a four-set win over the Bulldogs in last season’s only meeting.
The Razorbacks picked up their third SEC win with Wednesday’s sweep (25-18, 25-22, 25-21) of Ole Miss in the team’s last outing. Arkansas got double-digit kill performances from senior Meredith Hays (15) and junior Samantha Skinner (10). Defensively, the Razorbacks limited Ole Miss to a season-low .142 hitting percentage. The team was also aided by a season-high eight service aces.
• Arkansas leads the SEC with 1.79 aces per set during conference play
• Next Arkansas win will be the 100th career victory for head coach Robert Pulliza
• Arkansas has out-blocked its opponent in 11 of 17 matches this season
• Senior Meredith Hays leads the SEC and is 14th in the NCAA with 4.58 kills per set
o Also leads the SEC and ranked 17th in the NCAA with 5.12 points per set
• Arkansas is third in the SEC and 46th in the NCAA with 2.50 blocks per set
• Junior Monica Bollinger is 21 digs shy of moving into 20th place on program’s career list
• Junior Liz Fortado is one shy of her 300th career kill
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