Sept. 25, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team will begin Southeastern Conference play this weekend when travels to Baton Rouge, La., to take on LSU on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET, before making its way to College Station, Texas to face Texas A&M on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. ET. At 10-2, the Bulldogs are off to its best start since 2007 and picked up a pair of wins against North Dakota State and Notre Dame last weekend in the Kansas Invitational.
Friday, September 27
Georgia at LSU – 8 p.m. ET – Maravich Center
Sunday, September 29
Georgia at Texas A&M – 2 p.m. ET – Reed Arena
GEORGIA vs. LSU: Georgia trails LSU 20-31 in the all-time series between the two teams. The Bulldogs and Tigers split the regular-season series last year, with Georgia taking a 3-2 decision in LSU on ESPNU before LSU defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 in Athens. Last year’s 3-2 win at LSU was the first time since 1997 that Georgia won in Baton Rouge.
GEORGIA vs. TEXAS A&M: The Bulldogs are 3-8 all-time against the Texas A&M Aggies. Georgia and Texas A&M met just once last year, with Texas A&M coming away with a 3-2 win in Athens. It will be the first visit by the Bulldogs to College Station, Texas since 1999 when Georgia fell 3-0 to No. 16 Texas A&M.
GEORGIA IN SEC OPENERS: Georgia owns a 15-20 record in SEC openers and is 0-2 under Head Coach Lizzy Stemke. The Bulldogs have started SEC play against LSU four times in school history and are looking for its first SEC-opening win against the Tigers in program history.
DOUBLE DAWGS: For the first time this season, Georgia had four players with a double-digit kill total in a single match when the Bulldogs defeated Notre Dame 3-1. Stacey Smith led the team with 13 kills, followed by Jasmine Eatmon with 11. Brittany Northcutt and Elena Perri finished with 10 kills each.
QUICK WORK: Georgia made quick work of North Dakota State last weekend, dispatching the Bison in one hour and 16 minutes. That was the quickest match of the season and is the quickest match since 2011 when Georgia defeated Florida A&M in the same amount of time.
ERRORS PER SET: Out of 71 schools that compete in a power conference, Georgia ranks 14th in the numbers of attack errors per set. Georgia commits 4.28 errors per set. The Bulldogs are one of just three SEC schools that rank among the top-20 leaders in errors per set. Missouri leads the nation, while Florida ranks seventh.
NORTHCUTT INCHES TO 1000 KILL MARK: After recording 21 kills last week, Northcutt, a regular in the lineup since her freshman year, is just 24 kills away from reaching the 1,000 kill plateau. If Northcutt reaches the 1,000 kill mark, she will be just the 16th player in Georgia history to achieve that status.