Volleyball Resumes SEC Play Against South Carolina

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Volleyball Resumes SEC Play Against South Carolina

BATON ROUGE — After Hurricane Lili cancelled Friday’s match against Kentucky, the LSU volleyball team returns to action against Southeastern Conference rival South Carolina on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Tigers (9-4, 1-1 SEC) returns to conference play after a 3-0 non-conference win over New Orleans in the New Orleans Arena last Wednesday. South Carolina (11-3, 4-0 SEC) remains undefeated in league play after defeating Arkansas 3-1 on Friday.

“This is a big match for us,” said LSU head coach Fran Flory. “South Carolina is a very good volleyball team. They are undefeated in conference play and beat Arkansas on the road on Friday. We had an emotional week with the hurricane and we will now have to refocus and come out and play our game to win.”

Senior Jennifer Hampton leads the Tigers with 213 kills this season for a 4.84 kills per game average. She also leads the team in digs with 159 and digs per game. Earlier this season she became just the fourth player in school history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

Senior setter Katie Kubena leads the team in assists with 560. She is just the third player in LSU history to record 3,000 career assists. In addition, she leads the team in service aces with 21.

Sophomore Regan Hood leads the team with 40 blocks, while freshman Cara Causey leads the team with 1.24 blocks per game.

South Carolina leads the all-time series with LSU 9-6 and has won seven straight against the Tigers. Last season, the Gamecocks defeated LSU 3-1 in Columbia, S.C.

The Tigers remain in conference play next weekend as they travel to face Alabama on Friday at 7 p.m. and Auburn on Sunday at 2 p.m.