Sept. 12, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – Coming off a 3-0 win on Tuesday, the Georgia volleyball team returns home this weekend, Sept. 13-14, when it hosts the Benson’s Hospitality Invitational in Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia (5-1) will welcome North Florida (3-4), Louisiana-Lafayette (6-2) and UNC Greensboro (4-2) for the two-day event.
This weekend’s opponents are not familiar to Georgia, as the Bulldogs has played only one of the teams in school history. The Bulldogs took the lone meeting with North Florida 3-0 in 2007.
Friday, Sept. 13
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. UNCG – 4 p.m.
Georgia vs. North Florida – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14
UNCG vs. North Florida – 10 a.m.
Georgia vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – 1 p.m.
North Florida vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – 4 p.m.
Georgia vs. UNCG – 7 p.m.
SEEING DOUBLE: Brittany Northcutt posted the first double-double by a Georgia player this season when she recorded 11 kills and 14 digs in Georgia’s 3-0 win over Georgia Southern on Tuesday. Northcutt led the team last year with nine double doubles.
QUICK WORK: Georgia made quick work of Georgia Southern on Tuesday, as it dispatched the Eagles in one hour and 19 minutes. It was the quickest game of the season and the quickest win since the Bulldogs beat Florida A&M in one hour and 16 minutes in 2011.
STEGEMAN MATCHES: Georgia is playing volleyball for just the second time in school history this weekend. The Bulldogs first played in Stegeman last year when they hosted Georgia Tech. Prior to that, the last time that volleyball was played in Stegeman was during the 1996 Olympics.
HOLD ‘EM: Georgia has held its opponents to a .160 attack percentage over the five games this season. Conversely, the Bulldogs are hitting a .306 clip. In Georgia’s five victories, it has held its opponents to a .136 attack percentage. In addition, teams are averaging just 11.20 kills per set in matches that Georgia wins, while the Bulldogs are averaging 14.73 kills per set.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs begin a five-match road trip next weekend, Sept. 20-21, when they head to Lawrence, Kan. During the weekend, the Bulldogs will face Kansas, North Dakota State and Notre Dame. Georgia begins SEC play the next weekend when it head to LSU and Texas A&M.