Volleyball Hosts Alabama Sunday at Barnhill Arena
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the heels of Friday’s five-set rally against Auburn, the University of Arkansas volleyball team returns to its home court Sunday afternoon to host Alabama. First serve of the weekend finale is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. The Razorbacks improved to 14-7 overall and 4-5 in SEC play with Friday’s win and are now 7-2 in front of their home fans this season.
Individual match tickets are $5 at the Barnhill Arena ticket window while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission. Doors open one hour prior to first serve. Among Sunday’s fan promotions, the first 50 students in attendance receive a free Razorback knit hat and the team will host a youth clinic following the match.
Fan Promotions vs. Alabama
• Post-Match Clinic – free and open to all children in eighth grade and younger; to register your child, fill out the form at the following link: http://bit.ly/1KmMKsI
• Knit Hat Giveaway – first 50 students in attendance receive a FREE Razorback team knit hat
• Junior Razorbacks Day – all Junior Razorbacks are invited to attend with their parents receiving a voucher for complimentary admission
• Football Ticket Redeem – show your ticket from the Arkansas-UT Martin football game to receive complimentary admission
Entering Sunday’s match, Arkansas carries a 32-10 advantage in the all-time series against Alabama (10-13, 4-5) including winning 18 of 21 meetings in Fayetteville. The Rolling Tide have won the last three matches in the series, all four-set affairs. Sunday’s match will be the first at Barnhill Arena since the 2013 season and is the only meeting between the teams this season. Head coach Robert Pulliza is 7-5 against Alabama.
In their last outing, the Razorbacks erased a two-set deficit to defeat Auburn in five sets Friday night in front of 1,151 fans at Barnhill Arena. Junior Pilar Victoria registered a match-high 32 kills, good for her third 30-kill performance of the season while freshman Okiana Valle led all players with 23 digs. The rally marked the 12th 0-2 comeback in program history and the fifth against an SEC opponent.
For the fans who can’t make it out to Barnhill Arena, the Arkansas-Alabama match will be televised on the SEC Network. It will be the Razorbacks’ sixth television appearance this season. Melissa Lee and Laura Bush will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively. The match will also be available online at SECNetwork.com, ESPN3.com or through the WatchESPN app.
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