Volleyball Faces Mississippi State on the Road Sunday
BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (7-4, 1-0 SEC) faces Mississippi State (11-2, 0-1 SEC) on the road in Starkville Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. The match will stream on SEC Network+ and live stats will also be available.
The Tigers are coming off an SEC opening win over Arkansas on Wednesday. They took care of the Razorbacks in three sets. Mississippi State fell to No. 16 Kentucky in its SEC opener on Friday, falling in four sets.
– vs. Mississippi State: The Tigers own a 59-9 all-time record against the Bulldogs. LSU has won the last four meetings and five of the last six, all in three-set fashion. The last time the Tigers fell to the Bulldogs was November 25, 2015, falling in three sets.
>> Head coach Fran Flory, the winningest coach in LSU volleyball history, enters her 22nd. She owns an all-time record of 486-380.
>> The Tigers are picked to finish seventh in the league this year as voted on by the head coaches in the SEC.
>> Taylor Bannister has a total of 957 career kills and is 43 away from reaching 1,000 after tallying 140 kills thus far this season. Against Arkansas on Wednesday, she tallied 15 kills and nine digs to lead the Tigers.
>> This season, Raigen Cianciulli has a total of 159 digs through the first 10 matches, recording 3.97 digs per set. In the last three sets, she has tallied 58 digs, averaging 5.8 digs per set.
>> Senior Milan Stokes stepped up big for the Tigers in their first SEC match of the year, tallying a season-high 13 kills.
>> Samarah Hill and Karli Rose continue to make an impact. Rose picked up her fourth double-double of the year against Southern Miss last weekend had a total of 37 assists and eight digs against Arkansas on Wednesday.
>> Hill is second on the team in kills per set at 2.41. She also records 2.26 digs per set.
>> In the last three matches, the middles have come up big for the Tigers. Allee Morris tallied 26 kills in the last three matches with a .380 hitting percentage. Whitney Foreman tallied 21 kills and hit .40 in the three matches.
>> The Tigers have hit over .300 in five matches this season, with a season-high of a .365 mark against Southern Miss last Friday.
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