Oct. 21, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team looks to snap a three match losing streak when it welcomes No. 15 Kentucky to Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Georgia enters the match with a 14-6 record that includes a 4-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky is 13-4 on the year and 5-1 in league play. The game will be televised on ESPNU, marking the first time this season that the Bulldogs have played on the ESPN family of networks. In the only ESPNU match last season, Georgia came away with a 3-2 win over LSU.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Georgia vs. No. 15 Kentucky – 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
GEORGIA vs. KENTUCKY: Georgia trails Kentucky 24-37 in the all-time series between the two schools. The Wildcats took both meetings last year, winning 3-2 in Athens before getting a 3-1 win over Georgia in Lexington. Georgia has not defeated the Wildcats since 2004 when Georgia won 3-0. The Bulldogs made it to the NCAA First Round that year, finishing the season with an 18-12 record, including a 9-7 mark in the SEC.
MIDWEEK: The Bulldogs are playing a midweek match for just the second time this season. Georgia faced Georgia Southern on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and picked up a 3-0 win.
ON TV: Georgia will play in its third televised match when it takes on Kentucky. The Bulldogs faced Florida and Arkansas on CSS, but lost both decisions. The match against Kentucky will be the first time that Georgia will play on ESPNU. Last season, Georgia took a 3-2 win over LSU in the only ESPNU televised match.
A TOUGH STRETCH: Georgia’s match against Kentucky marks the third time in three matches that the Bulldogs have faced a ranked team. Georgia dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 2 Florida before falling 3-1 to No. 18 Missouri. Georgia is 0-3 this season against teams that are ranked.
HOME SWEET HOME: Georgia returns to Athens for three-straight matches after playing each of the last four matches on the road. The Bulldogs are a perfect 8-0 at home this season, including a 3-0 mark when it plays in Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia will play eight of the last 11 matches at home.
EATMON’S STRONG WEEKEND: Redshirt sophomore Jasmine Eatmon was effective for the Bulldogs last weekend. Eatmon was third on the team with 21 kills over two matches and hit at an astounding .439 efficiency. She posted an attack percentage of .417 against No. 18 Missouri, the second-highest attack percentage by an individual from an SEC team against the Tigers this season. Her .471 attack percentage against Arkansas was the third highest by an opponent of the Razorbacks this season. She tied for a team-best 12 kills against Missouri and finished third on the team with nine kills against Arkansas. She also led the team with six blocks against the Razorbacks.