Nov. 7, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team returns home this weekend when it hosts the LSU Tigers on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., before taking on South Carolina at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with an overall record of 17-7 that includes a 7-5 mark in Southeastern Conference play. LSU is 14-7 on the year and is 4-5 in the SEC, while South Carolina owns a 12-11 overall record and a 3-7 mark in league play.
Friday, Nov. 8
Georgia vs. LSU – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Georgia vs. South Carolina – 1:30 p.m.
GEORGIA vs. LSU: Georgia is 21-31 all-time against the LSU Tigers. This weekend marks the second time that the Bulldogs have faced the Tigers this season. Georgia came away with a 3-2 win in Baton Rouge, La., in the first meeting. Georgia and LSU split the series last year, with Georgia winning 3-2 in Baton Rouge before LSU took a 3-1 win in Athens.
GEORGIA vs. SOUTH CAROLINA: Georgia leads the all-time series with South Carolina 44-18, with the last win coming on Oct. 11 in Columbia, S.C., when the Bulldogs defeated the Gamecocks 3-0. The last times the teams faced one another in Athens was in 2011 when the Bulldogs won 3-0.
DOUBLE DOUBLES: Georgia’s string of double-double performances continued on Sunday in its 3-1 win over Tennessee. In the win, Brittany Northcutt and Kaylee Kehoe each posted double-doubles. Northcutt finished with 11 kills and 12 digs, while Kehoe led the team with 29 assists and added 10 digs. Northcutt now has six double-doubles on the year and 19 for her career. Kehoe’s double-double against Tennessee was her fourth of the season and eighth of her career.
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Lauren Teknipp was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team earlier this week. She is the first player since 2010 to earn a spot on the team. Teknipp is majoring in journalism and owns a 3.53 GPA.
HOLD ‘EM BELOW .100: For the third time this season, Georgia held an opponent to an attack percentage of under .100 when it held the Lady Vols to an attack percentage of .083. It was the first time that Georgia held an SEC opponent to an attack percentage of less than .100. The other two times were against Georgia Southern and Louisiana.
RPI: Georgia is ranked 31st in the latest RPI and is one of six SEC teams that is ranked among the top 40 in the RPI. The last time the Bulldogs made the NCAA Tournament was in 2004 when it had an RPI of 37.
HOME SWEET HOME: The Bulldogs boast an impressive 10-1 record when playing at home this season. The mark ranks among the best in the conference. Georgia has played just five SEC matches at home this season, going 4-1 in those matches. The only loss came at the hands of Alabama.