Volleyball Hosts LSU in Midweek SEC Matchup
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the heels of its first sweep of the conference season, the University of Arkansas volleyball team returns to its home floor this Wednesday, Nov. 11, to host LSU. First serve of the SEC matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. The Razorbacks opened league play Sept. 23 with a five-set victory over LSU in Baton Rouge. Individual match tickets are $5 while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission.
Fan Promotions vs. LSU
• Greek Life Appreciation Night – all fraternities and sororities are invited to attend; the organization with the most members in attendance will receive a $250 donation to their philanthropy
• Arkansas Razorback T-Shirt Giveaway – the first 200 students in attendance will receive a FREE limited edition throwback Arkansas Razorbacks t-shirt
• Arkansas Drum Line – the University of Arkansas Drum Line will perform at halftime
Arkansas and LSU (9-14, 5-7 SEC) are meeting for the second time this season, having previously met Sept. 23 in the SEC opener. The Razorbacks came away with a five-set victory behind a 30-kill performance by junior Pilar Victoria. In the win, Channel Clark-Bibbs added 17 kills and Barbara Dapic rounded out the double-figures trio with 11 kills. Arkansas leads the all-time series with LSU, 26-18. The last four meeting between the two teams have gone five sets.
The Razorbacks enter Wednesday’s match with a 15-9 overall record and a 5-7 mark in SEC play. In its last outing, Arkansas posted a straight-set road win over Mississippi State. Junior Danielle Harbin matched her season high in leading the offense with 13 kills while Victoria and Breana Jones added nine and seven kills, respectively. Defensively, freshman libero Okiana Valle collected a team-high 15 digs and Arkansas’ efforts at the net produced nine total team blocks.
Through the team’s first 22 matches, Victoria leads the SEC and is fifth in the NCAA with 4.77 kills per set. She also leads the league and ranks eighth among the nation’s attackers in production with 5.28 points per set. Victoria has reached 20 or more kills in 11 matches this season including three 30-kill efforts. She is six kills shy of becoming the 12th Razorback in program history to reach 450 kills in a single season.
Jones has recorded seven or more kills in 11 matches this season and is hitting .469 (105-14-194) in those matches. In the team’s last five outings, she has totaled 57 kills including three efforts with 10 or more kills. Jones enters the week first in the SEC and sixth in the NCAA with her .438 hitting percentage this season.
Wednesday’s match will be nationally televised on the SEC Network, the Razorbacks’ seventh TV appearance this season and the fourth originating from Barnhill Arena. Tiffany Greene and Missy Whittemore will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively. The match will also be available online at SECNetwork.com, ESPN3.com and through the WatchESPN app.
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