Home Stand Continues Sunday vs. Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Having posted back-to-back sweeps, the University of Arkansas volleyball team returns to its home floor Sunday afternoon to host Georgia. First serve of the SEC matchup is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. Four of the Razorback’s final five matches of the regular season will be played in Fayetteville. Individual match tickets are $5 while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission.
Fan Promotions vs. Georgia
• All local Girl Scouts are being invited to attend Sunday’s match
• Post-match autographs with the Razorbacks
Sunday’s match between Arkansas and Georgia (5-19, 0-12 SEC) is the only meeting between the two teams this season. The Razorbacks lead the all-time series 21-9 including five-straight wins against Georgia dating back to the start of the 2012 campaign. Arkansas has won 10 of 14 of the matches played at Barnhill Arena. In last year’s meeting in Fayetteville, the team posted a five-set win over the Bulldogs to give head coach Robert Pulliza his 100th career win.
The Razorbacks enter Sunday’s match with a 16-9 overall record and a 6-7 mark in SEC play. Arkansas opened its three-match home stand Wednesday with a straight-set win over LSU in front of 1,231 fans at Barnhill Arena. The offense tallied a .376 hitting percentage while the defense limited LSU to a .010 hitting percentage behind 12.5 total team blocks. The duo of Danielle Harbin and Breana Jones combined for 18 kills and teamed up for five blocks. Pilar Victoria registered a match-high 13 kills against the Tigers.
Entering the weekend, Victoria continues to rank in the top 10 among the nation’s attackers in offensive production. She is seventh in the NCAA with 4.76 kills per set and eighth overall with 5.26 points per set. Victoria also leads the SEC in both categories. With her output in the Razorbacks’ last match, she became just the 12th player in program history to reach 450 kills in a single season. Victoria has reached double-digit kill figures in 24 of 25 matches this year.
Jones has recorded seven or more kills in 12 matches this season including six straight and is hitting .469 (113-16-207) with 2.51 kills per set in those matches. Against LSU, the Razorback junior had eight kills and established a new career high with eight total blocks. Jones continues to lead the SEC and rank sixth in the NCAA with her .439 hitting percentage this season.
Harbin has posted double-digit kills in Arkansas’ last two matches including 10 kills Wednesday night against LSU. In the last two matches, the Mobile, Ala., native is hitting .538 with 3.83 kills per set and 1.67 blocks per set. Along with her effort attacking the ball, Harbin had a season-high six total blocks against LSU. Collectively, the Razorbacks have registered 10 or more total team blocks in 10 matches this season.
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