Nov. 15, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia volleyball team takes to the road for the final time of the 2012 regular season when it travels to Fayetteville, Ark., and Lexington, Ky., to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kentucky Wildcats. Georgia will face Arkansas on Friday at 8 p.m., before taking on Kentucky at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with an overall record of 13-13 and are 7-9 in Southeastern Conference play. Arkansas is 19-8 overall and 10-6 in the SEC, while Kentucky owns a 17-10 record that includes an 11-6 mark in league play.
Friday, November 15, 2012
Georgia at Arkansas – 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, November 17, 2012
Georgia at Kentucky – 1:30 p.m. ET
• Live Stats will be available for both matches
• Live video for the Arkansas match will be available with a subscription to RazorVision at arkansasrazorbacks.com
• Live video for the Kentucky match will be available with a subscription to UK Tube at ukathletics.com
• Against Arkansas: This is the second meeting of the season between Georgia and Arkansas. The Razorbacks came away with a 3-0 win earlier this season. In the match, Briana Bahr led Georgia with seven kills, while Brittany Northcutt and Lauren Teknipp each added five. Georgia trails 9-16 in the all-time series between the teams, with the last win coming in 2011 when Georgia won 3-2 in Athens, Ga.
• Against Kentucky: Georgia will take on Kentucky for the second time this season. In the first meeting, Tirah Le’au led the team with 13 kills, while Northcutt and Bahr each added 11 kills. Jasmine Eatmon and Teknipp each ended with nine kills. Elena Perri and Bahr led the team defensively, tallying six blocks each. Northcutt added two solo blocks. Allison Summers led the match with 22 digs. Georgia is one of seven teams that took the Wildcats to five sets. Kentucky leads the all-time series 36-24.
• A Look Back: The Bulldogs dropped a pair of decisions to LSU and Texas A&M last weekend. Georgia fell 3-1 to LSU before taking Western Division leading Texas A&M to five sets. It was just the fourth time this season that an SEC team has taken the Aggies to five sets.
• Summers Named Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Summers was named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the Bulldogs. It is the first weekly honor for Summers and the third time that a Georgia player has earned a weekly honor this year. It was also the first time since 2010 that a Georgia player was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Summers recorded 31 digs in a 3-1 loss to LSU on Friday, two digs shy of her career-best, which came earlier this season against Ole Miss. In Georgia’s five-set loss to Texas A&M on Sunday, Summers posted a match-high 21 digs. She also had no errors in 20 receptions last week against LSU for a perfect serve-receive percentage. For the week, Summers averaged 5.78 digs per set and led the team with 52 digs.
• Double-Double: Kaylee Kehoe and Northcutt each recorded double-doubles in both of Georgia’s matches last week. Northcutt finished with 14 kills/13 digs against LSU and 11 kills/19 digs against Texas A&M, while Kehoe had a 30 assist/10 kill performance against the Tigers and a 26 assist/10 dig showing against the Aggies. In all, Georgia has 19 double-double performances this season, with Northcutt leading the way with nine.