University of Georgia Athletics

Georgia (17-5, 8-3)

vs. #20 Kentucky (14-6, 9-2)

Appointment: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
First serve: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Athens, Ga.
Arena: Stegeman Coliseum
Admission: FREE

Media information
Diffusion: SEC+ network
Game by game: Kaleb Frady
Analysis: Nikki Nicholson Chester
Live statistics: GeorgiaDogs.com
Twitter: @UGAvolleyball

First serve

The Georgia Bulldogs return to Stegeman Coliseum to host No. 20 Kentucky on Wednesday. The first serve between the Bulldogs and the Wildcats is set for 7 p.m.

Georgia will put its five-game winning streak and 5-0 SEC home record on the line Wednesday against the Wildcats.

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Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live via SEC Network+. Kaleb Frady (play-by-play) and Nikki Nicholson Chester (analysis) will be there.
» Live stats links can be found on the volleyball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.
Twitter updates will be available throughout the season on the official Bulldogs Twitter page, @UGAvolleyball.

Upcoming Promotions and Stegeman Fan Information
Upcoming Promotions – Kentucky

» Bitmoji Night – First 400 Fans Receive a Georgia Volleyball Bitmoji T-Shirt
The first 200 UGA students receive free food. UGA students register for the game on the Commit to the G student rewards app for a chance to win prizes.
» Club Night – Club teams are invited to attend the game
Upcoming Promotions – Arkansas

» Weekend at the Steg – Make-up artists, balloon designers and poster making in the Kids Zone in the hall.
» Club Night – Club teams are invited to attend the game
Fan Information

» Admission is FREE to all regular season home volleyball games.
The first 28 fans to enter through Gate A of the Stegeman Coliseum will receive a wristband and will be able to sit on the short side. Food and beverages will be provided.
» The SEC Clear Bag policy will be in effect.
» All concessions and merchandise transactions are cashless/contactless.
– Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

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Series history

– Georgia trails all-time series to Kentucky 26-49
– In Athens, Georgia is 11-23 against Kentucky
– Georgia last beat the Wildcats in 2019 in five sets at Lexington; before that, Georgia last beat Kentucky in Athens 2013

What’s on the line

– Georgia will look to maintain their winning streak, currently at five matches; a six-game SEC winning streak would match those of 2019 from Oct. 4 to Oct. 21. 23
– The Bulldogs are 5-0 at Stegeman Coliseum in the SEC this season
– With a win, Georgia would be tied with Kentucky at 9-3 and take second place in the SEC
– With a win, Georgia will have beaten two top-25 opponents, a feat not achieved by Georgia since 1993 (#10 Kentucky, #12 Kentucky)

Next

The Bulldogs host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum. Sunday’s game at 4 p.m. will air nationally on SEC Network. The Bulldogs then travel to Knoxville for a showdown with Tennessee on Friday, November 11.

Let’s summarize

Georgia extended its winning streak to five games with a pair of road victories against Missouri last week. The Bulldogs held on to beat the Tigers in a close five-set battle on Friday afternoon before sweeping Missouri on Saturday to close the series. Senior Kacie Evans tallied an average of 4.38 kills/set with a .338 clip. In Saturday’s sweep, Evans recorded 18 kills, including 12 in the second set alone, while hitting .500 in the game. Sophie Fisher continued his dominance at net, making 16 blocks, averaging 2.00 per set. She also achieved 2.5 kills per set in the series.

Fischer Wins Fourth SEC Weekly Award

For the fourth time in 2022, junior Sophie Fisher was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 31. Fischer continued his strong season at net at Missouri, making 16 total blocks, averaging 2.00 per set. She started the series with 10 in five sets against the Tigers, then had six in Saturday’s sweep at the Hearnes Center. The last Bulldog to win four weekly SEC awards was his teammate Kacie Evans in 2019 when she won six weekly league accolades. Prior to Fischer, no Bulldog had been named Defensive Player of the Week more than once per season.

wild aces

Georgia has always had good service since Tom BlackThe arrival of Athens in Athens and 2022 made no difference. Nationally, Georgia’s 1.82 aces per set ranks 26th while recording second in the SEC. Georgia had a great streak on the service line against Auburn, beating the Tigers 21 times in nine sets.

Evans is killing it
Kacie Evans 4.00 kills per set ranks 42nd in the nation and second in the SEC. She’s third in the conference averaging 4.74 points per set, a clip that currently ranks 27th in the nation.

Fischer’s Great Wall
Sophie Fisher rocketed to the top of the nation by ranking fifth and the top of the SEC with 1.55 blocks per set. His 129 total blocks also lead the SEC. As a team, Georgia’s 2.62 blocks per set rank third in the SEC. Georgia’s block defense helped hold opponents to a .177 hit clip, second-best in the league. Offensively, Fischer’s .337 hit percentage is seventh in the SEC.

History in Gainesville (again)

Georgia won a three-set sweep of the 11th-ranked Florida Gators on Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the road. It was the fourth victory against a ranked opponent under the head coach Tom Black, the last against then-No. 5 Florida on Nov. 20, 2020. It was the first time Georgia had swept a ranked opponent since Nov. 27, 1993 (No. 12 Kentucky at the SEC Tournament in Birmingham). It was Georgia’s first sweep in Florida since Oct. 20, 1989.