Volleyball Closes Regular Season At Georgia Wednesday
Nov. 23, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn volleyball team closes out the regular season on the road as the Tigers travel to Athens, Ga., for a 6 p.m. CT match Wednesday against the Georgia Bulldogs.
"This is a big match for us," head coach Wade Benson said. "Georgia is a tough place to play and they do very well on their home court. In order for us to make a final push for the postseason, we need to show up, play big and come away with the win."
Live stats are available and can be found on Auburn volleyball's schedule website. Also, get in-match updates by following AUVolleyball on Twitter.
The Tigers were ranked No. 27 in the nation in the first RPI report which was released on Oct. 4. Auburn concluded the 2009 season at No. 81 in the country, jumping 54 spots this year at the start of the poll.
Senior Valentina Gonzalez leads the team with a .399 attack percentage and has 319 total kills this season. Her attack percentage is good for second in the conference. She is also ninth in the league with an average of 0.27 service aces per set. Junior setter Kathleen Gates is second in the SEC with an average of 10.27 assists per set and has 1,212 assists on the season.
The Bulldogs hold a 31-10 lead in the series history over Auburn. The two teams met in Auburn on Oct. 6 in an ESPNU match. The Tigers came away with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-22) victory. Auburn's Morgan Johns and Sarah Bullock finished with 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Freshman Camila Jersonsky had nine kills on the evening and finished with a .571 attack percentage, while adding two blocks.
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