Volleyball Takes on Georgia in Athens

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Volleyball Takes on Georgia in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. — After becoming the first team to win a regular-season Southeastern Conference game against No. 3 Florida in over a year, the LSU volleyball team travels to Athens, Ga., to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET in the Ramsey Student Center.

The Tigers (10-7, 2-4 SEC) lost to the Gators, 3-1, but in winning game one snapped Florida’s winning streak that spanned 19 regular-season SEC matches, a streak of 60 consecutive games. Prior to Friday, the Gators last lost a game on Sept. 21, 2001 to South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. and had not lost a game at home since Oct. 8, 2000 against the Gamecocks.

On Friday, Georgia (14-8, 4-3 SEC) lost a hard fought match to Arkansas, 3-0, in Athens, Ga. , snapping the Bulldogs’ two-game winning streak.

“We will need to go out and play with the same intensity we played with in the first game against Florida,” said LSU head coach Fran Flory. “The further we go in the SEC schedule, the more important each match becomes. Georgia has been a tough team to beat at home this season and we will have to control the ball better than we did in the final three games on Friday for us to be successful.”

Kyra Lancon and Jennifer Hampton led the Tigers with 11 kills each against Florida. Cara Causey recorded a career-high six blocks, including three solo. Regan Hood also added three blocks and eight kills for LSU.

Last season, the Tigers fell 3-0 to Georgia in Baton Rouge, but the pair has split the last four meetings. Overall, LSU holds a one-game advantage in the series, 16-15. Georgia, however, leads the series 6-5 in Athens.

LSU returns home from a four-game road trip an SEC series with Ole Miss and Mississippi State next weekend. The Tigers face the Lady Rebels on Friday at 7 p.m. and the Lady Bulldogs on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.