Oct. 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of the Ramsey Center this weekend when it hosts the Tennessee Lady Vols and the Ole Miss Rebels in Southeastern Conference action. Georgia (11-3, 1-1) will take on Tennessee (8-7, 0-1) on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., in the annual Dig For A Cure match, before facing Ole Miss (10-5, 0-2) on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, October 4
Georgia vs. Tennessee – 7 p.m. – Ramsey Center
Sunday, October 6
Georgia vs. Ole Miss– 1:30 p.m. – Ramsey Center
GEORGIA vs. TENNESSEE: Georgia trails Tennessee 24-38 in the all-time series between the two teams. Tennessee took the lone meeting between the two teams last year and has won each of the last four contests. The last time that Georgia defeated the Lady Vols was in 2010 when the Bulldogs upset the 20th-ranked Vols 3-2 in the Ramsey Center.
GEORGIA vs. OLE MISS: The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with Ole Miss 38-14. Georgia picked up a 3-2 win over the Rebels last season.
A LOOK BACK: Georgia opened Southeastern Conference play last weekend, going 1-1 against LSU and Texas A&M. The Bulldogs defeated LSU 3-2 on Friday before dropping a 3-0 decision to the Aggies on Sunday. The two games concluded a five-match road trip for the Bulldogs.
HOME SWEET HOME: Georgia returns home after playing each of the last five matches on the road. The Bulldogs own a 6-0 record at home this season, including a 3-0 mark in matches played in the Ramsey Student Center. Georgia has won all by two home matches in straight-sets and is averaging 13.2 kills per set. The Bulldogs also have 31 service aces on their home court, compared to their opponents 11 and have out blocked opponents 51-44.
THINK PINK: Georgia will be sporting pink warm up jerseys on Friday night against Tennessee to show its support for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Fans are encouraged to wear pink, pink t-shirts will be available with a donation and a silent auction will be held for the warm up jerseys. Proceeds benefit the Athens Regional Breast Health Center. Last season, the Bulldogs raised over $1,500 during the event.
GEORGIA IN SEC HOME OPENERS: Georgia owns a 17-18 record in SEC home openers, including a perfect 2-0 mark under Head Coach Lizzy Stemke. The Bulldogs have won each of the their last three SEC home openers.
HOT START: With its win over LSU last Friday, the Bulldogs are off to their best start since the 1993 season when Georgia won 21 of its first 22 matches.