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VOLLEYBALL CENTRAL: Tennessee vs. Georgia

Oct. 6, 2012


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TENNESSEE (10-5, 3-3) vs. GEORGIA (9-6, 3-3)
Oct. 7, 2012   |   1:00 p.m. ET
Thompson-Boling   |   Knoxville, Tenn.

THE GEORGIA MATCH
  • Sunday afternoon's match against the Bulldogs marks the 66th meeting between the two programs. Georgia is currently the Lady Vols' second-most played opponent behind only SEC rival Kentucky (71).
  • Tennessee currently leads the all-time series by a 41-24 margin. The Lady Vols have won three straight and eight of the last nine meetings entering this match.
  • In addition, UT has taken 16 of the last 18 matchups against Georgia, including 13 in straight sets.
  • It will be the 30th meeting in Knoxville, with UT currently holding a commanding 20-9 advantage at home. The Lady Vols last loss at home to the Bulldogs came nearly 10 years ago on Nov. 11, 2002. Tennessee is 10-0 vs. UGA at home since that matchup.
  • UT's 41 wins over the 'Dogs match a program-high. The Big Orange has also beaten Mississippi State 41 times.
  • After losing his first two meetings, head coach Rob Patrick has beaten Georgia 23 of the last 29 times and holds a career record of 23-8 against the Bulldogs.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS

  • Georgia notched a crucial five set win on Wednesday night at LSU to improve to 9-6 overall and level its SEC record to 3-3.
  • In addition to their win over LSU, the Bulldogs have conference victories at Mississippi State and against Alabama, with losses to South Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.
  • The Bulldogs are fifth in the conference in blocks per set (2.47) and seventh in service aces (1.24), while coming in at 10th in hitting percentage (.212), assists (12.20) and kills (13.08).
  • In the conference, junior Elena Perri ranks seventh with 1.10 blocks pet set, while freshman Jasmine Eaton sits 13th, rejecting 0.9 per frame. Junior libero Allison Summers ranks No. 5 in the SEC with 4.35 digs per game.
  • Offensively, sophomore Tira Le'au ranks 16th with 3.02 kills pet set and sophomore Kaylee Kehoe sits 12th with 6.10 assists per frame.
  • Head coach Lizzy Stemke is in her second season at the University of Georgia after spending four season as an assistant at powerhouse Nebraska. She posted an 11-19 mark in her first season, including seven wins in league play, to finish sixth in the SEC. She has a career record of 20-25 with the Bulldogs.

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