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Road tests continue at Georgia

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Road tests continue at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team will close out its weekend with a Sunday afternoon meeting with the Georgia Bulldogs. First serve of the Southeastern Conference matchup is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (CT) at the Ramsay Student Center on the UGA campus.

When they take the floor against Georgia, the Razorbacks will be looking to snap a six-match skid, their longest of the season. In its last outing, Arkansas (9-12, 3-8 SEC) dropped a straight-set decision to Auburn on the Tigers’ home court. Libero Brooke Fournier led the team with a match-high 12 digs. Janeliss Torres-Lopez tallied nine kills against Auburn.

The Razorbacks lead the all-time series with Georgia, 15-7, and have won eight of the 12 meeting in Athens, including a three-set road win last season. The two teams met in the 2010 SEC opener and the Razorbacks posted a five-set win at Barnhill Arena. In that match, Kendall Cleveland notched her first career double-double with 18 kills and 12 digs while Jasmine Norton added a match-high 24 kills. As a team, the Razorbacks hit .316 against UGA.

In its weekend opener, Georgia (11-11-, 3-8 SEC) pushed No. 17 LSU to five sets before eventually falling to the Tigers. Entering the weekend, the Bulldogs carried a .243 hitting percentage, the fourth-best figure in the conference. Individually, Valentina Gonzalez was second in the SEC with her .407 hitting percentage and Kathleen Gates was the No. 2 setter in the league with 10.37 assists per set.

Fans can follow Sunday’s action with the interactive blog and live stats at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The match will also be broadcast on KXUA 88.3 FM in Northwest Arkansas. Following their match against Georgia, Arkansas will return to Barnhill Arena for three consecutive home matches.

Download: Notes 12_Auburn, Georgia.pdf



Sports Category : Volleyball (W)