Sunday Matchup vs. Georgia at Barnhill Arena

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Sunday Matchup vs. Georgia at Barnhill Arena
FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas volleyball team hosts Georgia Sunday afternoon at Barnhill Arena. First serve of the Southeastern Conference matchup is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (CT) and will be televised by Cox Sports Television (CST) and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS). Tickets for Sunday will be on sale for $1 and the Razorbacks will sign autographs following the 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 matches this season are asked to use the street-level entrance on Stadium Drive. Tickets go on sale at the south ticket window at Barnhill Arena one hour prior to the start of the match. “We finally start to get some normalcy in our SEC schedule with back-to-back home matches,” head coach Robert Pulliza said following Friday’s match against No. 2 Florida. “Now we have to make Sunday count. Georgia is a good team and they’re going to come in here hungry. I have a lot of respect for them. It’s going to be a fun match Sunday.” This will mark the 28th meeting between Arkansas (12-7, 5-3 SEC) and Georgia (14-5, 4-3 SEC). The Razorbacks own an 18-9 advantage in the all-time series and have won four of the last six matches between the two programs. Arkansas swept the season series last year with a straight-set road win in Athens and a four-set win in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks have won eight of the 12 matches played on their home floor. In its last outing, Arkansas dropped a four-set match to No. 2 Florida in Fayetteville. Junior Meredith Hays and senior Hayley Koop paced the offense with 10 and nine kills, respectively, while senior libero Emily Helm had a team-high 16 digs. The Razorbacks gave Florida their first set loss of the conference season and limited the Gators to a .237 hitting percentage, their second-lowest figure of the year and 114 points below their season average. Sunday’s match will the Razorbacks’ third television contest of the conference season, and the second of which to originate from Barnhill Arena. Bruce Haertl and Brittany Roderick will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively. Arkansas’ most recent television appearance was Oct. 13 when the team traveled to Knoxville and knocked off Tennessee in four sets. For more information on Arkansas volleyball, follow @RazorbackVB on Twitter.


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