Oct. 10, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia volleyball team gets back in action this weekend when in hosts the Auburn Tigers on Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on the Ole Miss Rebels at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday. Georgia enters the weekend with a 9-7 overall record that includes a 3-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn comes to town sporting a 13-4 record and a 4-3 record in the SEC. Ole Miss is 8-8 on the year and 2-5 in league action.
Friday, October 12
Georgia vs. Auburn - 7 p.m.
Sunday, October. 14
Georgia vs. Ole Miss – 1:30 p.m.
• Gametracker will be available for all matches
• Live video will be available for free through GTV
• Live audio will be available for free through GTV
• Against Auburn: Georgia leads Auburn 32-12 in the all-time series that dates back to 1978, the first season of Georgia volleyball. The Bulldogs and Tigers split a pair of matches last season, with Georgia taking a 3-1 win at home before falling 3-0 in the final match of the season.
• Against Tennessee: Georgia’s series with Ole Miss is nearly identical to its series history with Auburn. The Bulldogs and Rebels met for the first time in 1978 and have played each other nearly every season since. The Bulldogs hold a 37-14 advantage in the all-time series and split a pair of matches last season. Georgia picked up a 3-1 win over the Rebels at home before falling 3-0 in Oxford.
• A Look Back: Georgia split a pair of road matches last week against LSU and Tennessee. Georgia picked up its first win at LSU since 2001 with a thrilling 3-2 win on Wednesday before dropping a 3-2 decision at Tennessee. Georgia went up 2-0 on the Lady Vols but fell in the final three sets.
• Eatmon Garners SEC Honors: Jasmine Eatmon became the first Bulldog to earn an SEC weekly honor when she was named the SEC Freshman of the Week following her performances against LSU and Tennessee. She finished the week with 14 kills and 12 blocks, including two solo stops last week, averaging 1.40 kills per set, 1.20 blocks per set and 2.45 points per set. She also led the team in solo blocks with three and was third on the team in total blocks with 12, setting a season-best with eight against LSU.
• Primetime Dawgs: Georgia played in its first televised match this season when it traveled to LSU and got the 3-2 win. Georgia will take to the court in front of a televised audience again on October 24 when SEC newcomer Missouri comes to Athens for a 7 p.m., match at the Ramsey Student Center. CSS will air Georgia’s final televised match on November 11, when the Bulldogs welcome Texas A&M to the Ramsey Student Center. That match is set to begin at 2 p.m.
• In 5: Georgia improved to 2-1 in five-set matches after both matches last week went to five sets. Georgia defeated LSU 3-2 before falling by the same score to Tennessee. Earlier this season, Georgia picked up a 3-2 win over Alabama in five sets.