Volleyball Faces South Carolina Friday on the Road

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Volleyball Faces South Carolina Friday on the Road

BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (10-9, 4-5 SEC) heads to Columbia, South Carolina Friday for a match against South Carolina (13-8, 5-4 SEC) at 6 p.m. CT.

The match will be available via live stats on LSUSports.net.    

The Tigers are coming off a three-set loss to then-No.16 Kentucky last Wednesday, while South Carolina claimed two sweeps last weekend against Tennessee and Alabama.  

Series History
– vs. South Carolina: The Tigers own a 26-17 all-time record against the Gamecocks, winning the last two of three matches. The Tigers fell at South Carolina last year and beat the Gamecocks at home. The Tigers defeated them in Columbia in 2017 in four sets.

Team Notes
>> Head coach Fran Flory, the winningest coach in LSU volleyball history, enters her 22nd. She owns an all-time record of 488-385.

>> The Tigers are picked to finish seventh in the league this year as voted on by the head coaches in the SEC. They currently sit in seventh of the league behind South Carolina.

>> 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 1,099 kills.

>> Bannister led the Tigers on Wednesday against Kentucky, tallying 10 kills.

>> Samarah Hill and Sydney Mukes led the Tigers in the Alabama win, each tallying 13 kills. It was a season-high for Mukes.

>> Hill earned SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday Oct. 21, after a great performance over that weekend. She had a career-high five aces against Alabama and had a career-high .393 hitting percentage. Against Florida, she had a career-high 18 digs. For the weekend, she tallied 21 kills for a .391 hitting percentage, to go along with 25 digs, three blocks and six aces. She averaged 3.00 kills per set, 3.57 digs per set, scoring 4.21 points per set.

>> Raigen Cianciulli led the Tigers in digs against the Tide, recording a season-high 28. She tallied 10 against Kentucky on Wednesday, leading the team. She now as 1,340 digs in her career which is 253 digs away from becoming the all-time leader in program history. She is sixth on the list in career digs and is 18 from taking over 5th place. Kassi Mikulik (2003-06) is currently fifth with 1,380 digs.

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