Volleyball Preview: Lady Vols return to Rocky Top for two games against LSU

Volleyball Preview: Lady Vols return to Rocky Top for two games against LSU
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. After their October away from home, the Tennessee volleyball team returns home to Rocky Top for a two-game series against LSU on Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6.

Saturday’s first service is scheduled for 1 pm ET, followed by a noon start time on Sunday.


Beginning this fall, tickets for all Tennessee Athletics events will be digital and accessible through a mobile device to improve security and reduce the risk of ticket fraud, as well as make the process more convenient. convenient for fans.

Fans will gain access to all venues via a unique QR code that will be scanned directly from a mobile device. For quick and easy entry to Tennessee Athletics venues, fans are encouraged to download the Tennessee Athletics app from the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android).

Digital tickets can be managed through a mobile device or desktop web browser, but a mobile device is required to access the venue on match days.

Your mobile device is the ticket on game day. All valid digital tickets will display a moving barcode or wait icon near the reader (tap and go). PLEASE NOTE: TICKET SCREENS WILL NOT BE SCANNED AT THE GATE AND WILL NOT ALLOW ENTRY!


Saturday’s game against the Tigers is available to stream on SECN+ or through the ESPN app. Andy Brock (play-by-play) and LVFL Heather Harrington (analyst) will call the action for the first match. On Sunday, the game will be broadcast on SECN with Eric Frede (play-by-play) and Shelby Coppedge (analyst) on the call.


Tennessee defeated Ole Miss in a five-set thriller on Wednesday night in Oxford, Mississippi. Four Lady Vols – jasmine streams (10), Morgan Fingal (17), Erykah Lovett (18) and Danielle Maffey (10) – Scored 10 or more kills in the match.

As a team, UT hit .338 on the night and recorded 69 kills.

Fingall has shined this season, recording over 300 kills for the second season in a row. He currently leads the Lady Vols in kills and kills per set this year with 304 and 4.11. He also leads the SEC in kills per set and ranks in the top 30 nationally.

Heading into the stretch, Fingall has racked up 18 double-digit kill starts and has five double-doubles this season.

Entering Saturday’s contest, the Fairfax, Virginia native has 996 career kills and will become the 23rd player in show history to reach the 1,000 kill milestone. He will be the tenth to do so in the rally scoring era, from 2001 to the present.

real freshman Blueberry Keondreya has had a great season for Lady Vols. The Winter Garden, Fla., native came off the bench for UT in their first game against Loyola Chicago and hasn’t been out of the lineup since. The 6-3 middle is third on the team in kills with 115 and leads the team in blocks with 69.

Second year student ashlyn king has taken a big step forward for Lady Vols this season. After UT’s last non-conference road trip to Pittsburgh, the Murfreesboro, Tennessee native took over as libero.

A position he has never played before, King has quickly adapted to his new role and, despite the difficulties of the mid-season change, has played well. King has a .954 receiving percentage, including three perfect runs against Missouri, Arkansas and Auburn.

He has also scored eight double-digit digs, including a career-high 21 digs in a win over South Carolina.


2022 record: 13-9 (7-5 ​​SECONDS)

Series record: LSU leads 40-28

Last meeting: Oct. 24, 2021: LSU wins 3-0.

Key Player/Stat: The Tigers are hitting .227 this season and are averaging 12.74 kills, 11.88 assists and 1.17 aces per set. LSU’s strength is on the defensive side of the net where they give up a .191 batting percentage to opponents (No. 3 in the SEC) and rank No. 2 in the league with 15.67 digs per set. LSU has held teams under .200 attack percentage 14 times this season and is averaging 2.11 blocks per set.

Tennessee is home at Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, November 11 as it welcomes Rocky Top to Georgia. The match against the Dawgs is scheduled for a first serve at 6:30 p.m.


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