Sep 5, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia volleyball takes to the road for the first time this season when it travels to Lincoln, Neb., to take on Southern Miss and No.13 Nebraska this weekend, Sept. 6-7. The Bulldogs will face Southern Miss on Friday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m., before face No. 13 Nebraska at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Gametracker will be available for each match. Georgia's match against Nebraska will be available for $12.95 at www.huskers.com.
(all times listed are Eastern)
Friday, Sept. 6
Southern Miss vs. Georgia - 5:30 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Villanova - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Nebraska vs. Georgia - 2 p.m.
Villanova vs. Southern Miss - 4 p.m.
Georgia vs. Southern Miss: Georgia is 1-0 against the Golden Eagles from Southern Miss. The teams faced one another in 1989 when the Bulldogs took a 3-0 win over the Golden Eagles.
Georgia vs. Nebraska: Georgia and Nebraska have faced off four times in program history, with the Huskers winning each of the contests. The two teams have not played against one another since 2000 when the Bulldogs fell 3-0.
A Look Back: Georgia went 3-0 at the Bulldog Invitational last weekend. The Bulldogs swept each of their opponents last weekend, marking the first time since the 2007 season that a Georgia squad has defeated its first three opponents in straight sets.
Nebraska Connection: There are several connections between Georgia and Nebraska. Head Coach Lizzy Stemke served as an assistant coach for the Huskers from 2007-10 before making her way to Athens. During her time at Nebraska, Stemke coached two All-American setters in Sydney Anderson and Rachel Holloway. In 2010, Volleyball Magazine named Stemke one of the top-10 assistant coaches. Junior Maggie Baumert gets the opportunity to play in her home state for the first time since arriving at Georgia. Baumert is a native of Elkhorn, Neb., which is roughly an hour from Lincoln.
Smith's Strong Weekend: Senior Stacey Smith got the start in each of Georgia's three matches. They were the first starts of her career. Smith finished the weekend with 24 kills, second-most on the team, and an attack percentage of .429. Smith also made her presence known on the defensive front, finishing with seven blocks, good for third-most by a Bulldog.