Oct. 9, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team gets back in action this weekend when it travels to Columbia, S.C., and Gainesville, Fla., to take on Southeastern Conference foes South Carolina and No. 2 Florida. Georgia is coming off a 2-0 weekend with wins over Tennessee and Ole Miss that helped improve its overall record to 13-3 and 3-1 in the SEC. South Carolina enters the weekend with a record 10-6, which includes a 2-2 mark in league play. No. 2 Florida sits at 15-1 on the year and 4-0 in the SEC.
Friday, Oct. 11
Georgia at South Carolina – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Georgia at No. 2 Florida – 2 p.m. (CSS)
GEORGIA vs. SOUTH CAROLINA: Georgia owns a 44-18 all-time record against the Gamecocks and have won four of the last six contests. South Carolina won the lone meeting between the teams last year.
GEORGIA vs. FLORIDA: Florida leads the all-time series with Georgia 56-9. Georgia’s last win was a 3-2 win over the No. 8 Gators at home in 2008.
RPI: In the first RPI of the season, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 28. They are one of six SEC teams that are ranked in the top 30 in RPI. In all the Bulldogs will play eight teams with an RPI ranked in the top 30, including Florida, who checks in a No. 4.
ONE WIN AWAY: Georgia is one win away from matching last season’s win total. The Bulldogs went 14-16 last season, including an 8-12 match in SEC play. Should Georgia get to 15 wins, it will be the most wins for the team under Head Coach Lizzy Stemke.
A BALANCED ATTACK: Georgia’s offense has been a balanced one through 16 matches this season. The Bulldogs have three players - Jasmine Eatmon, Elena Perri and Stacey Smith - ranked among the top 20 in the SEC in hitting percentage. The Bulldogs have four players with over 100 kills this season - Lauren Teknipp, Brittany Northcutt, Tirah Le’au and Smith. Georgia has also had five different players lead the team in kills in a match this season.
GET LOUD: Over 2,500 fans came out to the Ramsey Center last weekend to cheer on the Bulldogs. On Sunday, Georgia saw its highest attendance in the Ramsey Center this season when 1,304 fans came out to see the Bulldogs take down Ole Miss.
FIVE SET WINS: Georgia is 2-0 when it plays in five set matches this season. The Bulldogs used dominating performances in each of the fifth sets that they have played in, defeating their opponents 15-9 in each set. Both five-set matches have come against SEC teams, with the latest being a 3-2 win over Ole Miss last Sunday.