Volleyball Returns Home to Host Alabama
BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (9-7, 3-3 SEC) returns home this weekend, playing host to Alabama (11-5, 3-2 SEC) on Friday at 7 p.m. inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The match will stream live on SEC Network+ with Lyn Rollins and five-time Olympian Danielle Scott on the call. The match will also be available via live stats.
The Tigers are coming off a five-set loss at Georgia, while Alabama is coming off a four-set win over Mississippi State.
– vs. Alabama: LSU owns an all-time record of 36-28 against the Crimson Tide. The Tigers have won the last two of three matches, claiming a five-set victory in the last meeting on the road. The Tigers won at home on Oct. 15, 2017 in four sets.
>> Last week, the Tennessee match was the first time since 2017 that the Tigers came back from being down 0-2 and won the match in five sets. The last time that happened was against Tennessee on 11/24/17.
>> Head coach Fran Flory, the winningest coach in LSU volleyball history, enters her 22nd. She owns an all-time record of 487-383.
>> The Tigers are picked to finish seventh in the league this year as voted on by the head coaches in the SEC.
>> Taylor Bannister became the 23rd player in program history to reach 1,000 kills against Ole Miss on Oct. 6. She needed just 10 to reach the feat and finished the match with 19. She is the seventh player in program history to accomplish 1,000 kills in their junior season. She now has a total of 1,062 kills.
>> Over the weekend, Bannister average 5.30 kill per set with 24 kills against Tennessee and a season-high 29 kills against Georgia.
>> Raigen Cianciulli led the Tigers in digs on the weekend, recording 34 and averaging 3.40 per set.
>> Rose picked up her second SEC weekly honor of the year as she was named Setter of the Week on Monday. She recorded two-straight double-doubles over the weekend, tallying a career-high 55 assists and 11 digs against Tennessee and 54 assissts and 11 digs at Georgia.
>> Allee Morris came up big for the Tigers against the Vols, recording a career-high nine blocks and career-high 13 kills. It was the first time a Tiger recorded seven or more blocks since last season. She finished the weekend with a total of 14 blocks and 16 kills, averaging 1.40 blocks per set.
>> Among the league, LSU is fourth in opponent hitting percentage, holding their opponents to a .185 mark. The Tigers are fourth in blocks behind Florida, averaging 2.43 per set.
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