Georgia Volleyball Set for Home Opener
Sept. 4, 2014
Georgia's Home Tournament Central
Sept. 4, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia volleyball team will open its 2014 home slate this weekend, Sept. 5-6, when it hosts the Bulldog Invitational at the Ramsey Center in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs kick off the tournament at 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 5 against Chattanooga before facing Belmont and the College of Charleston on Sept. 6, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m., respectively. Georgia enters the weekend with a 1-2 record.
Friday, Sept. 5
College of Charleston vs. Belmont - 4 p.m.
Chattanooga vs. Georgia - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6
Chattanooga vs. College of Charleston - 10 a.m.
Belmont vs. Georgia - 1 p.m.
Chattanooga vs. Belmont - 4 p.m.
College of Charleston vs. Georgia - 7 p.m.
GEORGIA VS. CHATTANOOGA
Georgia owns a 4-2 lead in the all-time series against Chattanooga. The two teams have not faced one another since the 1984 season when the Bulldogs won a 3-1 decision.
GEORGIA VS. BELMONT
This weekend will mark the first time in program history that the Bulldogs and Bruins will face off on the volleyball court.
GEORGIA VS. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
The Bulldogs lead the Cougars 3-0 in the all-time series. The team last faced one another in 2004 when Georgia won 3-1. There was a chance that the teams would have faced off last season during the NCAA Tournament, as both participated in the opening round hosted by Duke.
Jasmine Eatmon was named to the all-tournament team last weekend at the San Francisco Invitational. Eatmon finished the weekend with the second-most kills on the team at 27 while hitting at a .447 efficiency. She also led the team in blocks, totaling 21, including three solo stops, averaging 1.75 blocks per set.
The Bulldogs were effective from the service line, totaling 17 service aces. The 17 aces were the most by a Georgia team during the opening weekend in the Lizzy Stemke era. Tirah Le'au led the team with seven aces, recording three in the season opener. She posted a career-best four aces against San Francisco. Lauren Teknipp finished the weekend with four aces.
Amanda Dachs made her debut for the Bulldogs by leading the team with 10 kills against Fordham. For the weekend, Dachs recorded 21 kills, the third most of any player on the Georgia roster.
TEKNIPP WITH THE KILL
Lauren Teknipp had a strong performance in the opening weekend of the 2014 season. Teknipp finished tied for the team lead with 30 kills. She finished in the top three in kills in each match, including leading the team with nine against SMU. Against San Francisco, the senior totaled 13 kills.
In three matches last week, the Bulldogs averaged 3.42 blocks per set. As a team, Georgia recorded 41 total blocks. The Bulldogs were led by Jasmine Eatmon with 21 blocks and an average of 1.75 blocks per set. Desiree McCray added 17 blocks, including six solo blocks, for an average of 1.42 blocks per set.
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