Nov. 14, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia volleyball team enters its final road test when it makes its way to Mississippi to take on Ole Miss on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., in Oxford before taking on Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 17 in Starkville. Georgia enters the weekend with a record of 18-8 that includes an 8-6 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Ole Miss is 13-13 on the year and 3-10 in the SEC, while Mississippi State owns an 11-15 overall record and a 2-10 mark in league play.
Friday, Nov. 15
Georgia at Ole Miss - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Georgia at Mississippi State - 2:30 p.m.
GEORGIA vs. OLE MISS: Georgia is 39-14 all-time against the Ole Miss Rebels. This weekend marks the second time that the Bulldogs have faced the Rebels this season. Georgia came away with a 3-2 win in Athens in the first meeting.
GEORGIA vs. MISSISSIPPI STATE: Georgia leads the all-time series with Mississippi State 41-10, with the last win coming on Oct. 27 in Athens, when Georgia defeated the Bulldogs 3-2.
BREAK OUT THE BROOMS: Georgia is looking for its third and fourth sweep of the season when it heads to the Magnolia State to take on Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The Bulldogs defeated both teams by a score of 3-2 earlier this season in Athens. Georgia also has sweeps over Tennessee and South Carolina.
LAST MATCHES AWAY: This weekend marks the last road tests of the regular season for the Bulldogs. Georgia is 4-6 in true road tests this season. If you factor in neutral games, Georgia's away record improves to 7-6.
SMITH LEADS THE AWAY: Stacey Smith has a knack for playing some of her best volleyball against the LSU Tigers. The senior has led Georgia in kills in both matches against the Tigers this season. In the first meeting, she posted a season-best 19 kills before following that performance up with a 13-kill day last weekend against LSU.
SEASON BEST: Georgia hit at an impressive .436 as a team against South Carolina on Sunday afternoon. The hitting percentage was the highest of the season by the Bulldogs and was the first time this season that they hit over .400 as a team.
RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE: Tirah Le'au led the Bulldogs with 10 kills and sported an impressive .769 hitting percentage. Her .769 efficiency matched the highest by a player with 13 attempts in Georgia's rally-scoring era. The last player to do so was Ann Dylla, who hit .769 against South Carolina in 2010.