Nov. 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team gets back in action on Sunday, Nov. 3 when it travels to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on the Tennessee Lady Vols in Southeastern Conference action. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m., and will be televised on CSS. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with an overall record of 16-7 that includes a 6-5 mark in the SEC. Tennessee is 9-14 on the year and 1-8 in league play. Georgia and Tennessee have faced once this season, with the Bulldogs coming away with a 3-0 win, marking the first time since 2002 that Georgia beat Tennessee in straight sets. Georgia has not defeated Tennessee in Knoxville since 2001.
Sunday, Nov. 3
Georgia at Tennessee – 2 p.m.
Georgia trails Tennessee 25-38 in the all-time series, but picked up a 3-0 win over the Lady Vols in the first meeting between the teams this season.
IN FIVE: Georgia has proven to be a tough team to beat if the match goes to five sets. The Bulldogs are 4-0 in five set matches this season, with the latest win coming on Sunday against Mississippi State. The Bulldogs also defeated LSU, Ole Miss and Kentucky in five sets this season.
ON TV: Georgia’s match against Tennessee will be televised on CSS, marking the fourth time this season that the Bulldogs have played in front of a televised audience and the third time they have played on CSS. Georgia is 1-2 on the year when it plays in a televised match and is 0-2 when it plays on CSS. Georgia’s lone televised win was its 3-2 win over then-No. 15 Kentucky on ESPNU.
THREE DOUBLE-DOUBLES: For the first time this season, the Bulldogs had three players record a double-double in the same match. Brittany Northcutt led the Bulldogs with 20 kills and added 18 digs for her fifth double-double of the season. Kaylee Kehoe notched a match-high 29 assists and added 13 digs for her third double-double of the year, while Maggie Baumert added 24 assists and 14 digs for her fourth double-double of 2013.
IT’S SUMMERS-TIME!: Senior Allison Summers is currently second all-time in career digs with 1,551. Summers is 197 digs away from breaking the all-time record of 1,748 for career digs, set by Shelly Gross who played for the Bulldogs from 1983-86. Summers is also ranked fifth in the SEC, averaging 4.48 digs per set. She has finished with double-digit digs in all but three matches this season.
EATMON EARNS SEC WEEKLY HONORS: Jasmine Eatmon became the first Bulldog to win a weekly award this season when she was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Eatmon led the Bulldogs to a 2-1 record last week, including a 3-2 win over No. 15 Kentucky. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native tied for a team best 13 blocks, averaging 0.97 blocks per set. She tied her season high with a six-block performance against the Wildcats, while posting a career-best 10 digs. Against Alabama on Friday, Eatmon finished with five blocks. Eatmon was named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice last season and also the first Georgia player to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors since Valentina Gonzalez in 2010.