Oct. 15, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia volleyball team will take on in-state rival Georgia Tech on Tuesday night 7 p.m., at Stegeman Coliseum. The match marks the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that volleyball has been played in Stegeman Coliseum.
Georgia enters the match with an overall record of 11-7 after completing a weekend sweep of Auburn and Ole Miss. The Bulldogs have now won three of their last four matches. The Yellow Jackets, which are 14-5, are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Duke Blue Devils.
The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with Georgia Tech 21-13, but are looking for their first win against the Yellow Jackets since 2005.
Georgia started off last weekend by handing Auburn just its fifth loss of the season with a 3-0 sweep on Friday night. Elena Perri led the team with nine kills and hit at a .643 clip, going 9-for-14 without committing an error. Brittany Northcutt and Briana Bahr each finished with seven kills. Kaylee Kehoe paced the offense with 19 assists and led the team from the service line, finishing with two aces. Perri also led the team with four blocks, including one solo stop. Jasmine Eatmon and Bahr each finished with three blocks. Allison Summers finished with a match-high 11 digs.
On Sunday, Georgia fought back for a 3-2 win over Ole Miss. Five Bulldogs were in double figure kills, with Bahr leading the way with 14 kills. Eatmon finished with 11 kills on 11-for-24 hitting. Tirah Le'au, Perri and Northcutt each added 10 kills in the win. Kehoe paced the offense with a season-best 37 assists. Defensively, Bahr led the way with six blocks, including one solo stop. Eatmon added five blocks, while Perri finished with three. Northcutt added 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the season, while Summers led the match with a career-high 33 digs, becoming the first Georgia player with over 30 digs since 2006.
Fans are encouraged to get to match early, as the first 1,000 fans will receive a free "Wreck Tech" shirt. Fans will also be able to enter a drawing for free tickets to the Georgia/Georgia Tech football game that is being played on Nov. 24. Fans who are unable to attend the match are encouraged to log on to the live chat on www.georgiadogs.com. Audio and video coverage of the match will also be available.