Oct. 31, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia volleyball team takes to the road this week to face No. 13 Florida on Friday at 7 p.m., before traveling to Auburn, Ala., at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 13-9 overall record and a 7-5 mark in the Southeastern Conference, having won four of their last six SEC matches. It is the first meeting of the season between Georgia and Florida, which is 18-3 overall and 12-0 in league play. Georgia swept the Auburn Tigers (15-8, 6-7 SEC) 3-0 earlier this season and is looking for its first season-sweep of a team this year.
Friday, Nov. 2
Georgia at No. 13 Florida – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Georgia at Auburn – 2:30 p.m.
• Gametracker will be available at georgiadogs.com
• Live audio will be available for free through GTV
• The match will be televised on SUN in North Florida and Fox Florida in South Florida
• Against Florida: Florida leads the all-times series 54-9. Georgia’s last win over Florida came in 2008 when Georgia upset the eighth-ranked Gators. Florida recorded a pair of 3-0 wins against Georgia last season.
• Against Auburn: Georgia faced Auburn on Oct. 12 and defeated the Tigers 3-0. The win was the first of four-straight SEC wins for the Bulldogs and the first time that Georgia had swept an SEC opponent this season.
• A Look Back: The Bulldogs have won five of their last seven SEC matches leading up to this weekend. After dispatching Missouri 3-0 last Friday, the Bulldogs took Kentucky to five sets but ultimately dropped a hard fought 3-2 decision. Georgia is sitting in fourth place of the SEC Eastern Division heading into this weekend.
• Blocked: Georgia is 11-0 when it has more blocks in a match than its opponent. Additionally, Georgia ranks in the top half of the conference in blocks in a set with 2.48. Elena Perri leads the team with 80 total blocks, followed by Jasmine Eatmon with 63. Briana Bahr has come on strong defensively in SEC play, totaling 41 blocks against SEC opponents. Tirah Le’au leads the team in solo blocks with 14, followed by Eatmon with 11 and Perri with 10.
• Eatmon Repeats as Freshman of the Week: For the second time in four week, Eatmon has garnered Southeastern Conference weekly honors after being named the Co-Freshman of the Week. It is the first time since the 2010 season that Georgia has earned weekly honors twice in the same season. It is the first time since the 2008 season that a single Georgia player has garnered SEC weekly honors twice in one season and the first time since Maria Taylor in 2005 that a Bulldog has earned Freshman of the Week honors twice in one season.