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Friday, October 27, 2017, 9:09 am

2017 Match Notes: at Texas A&M and at LSU

The Lady Vols are hitting the road to face two western SEC opponents, Texas A&M and LSU.

  • MATCH NOTES
  • Tennessee is 6-9 all-time vs Texas A&M. The Aggies won both meetings last season. UT is 2-8 in their last ten meetings, and 2-4 all-time in College Station. Texas A&M has a seven-match winning streak.

    Tennessee is 23-37 all-time vs LSU. The Vols won the only meeting last season. UT is 6-4 in their last ten meetings, and 2-8 in their last ten in Baton Rouge. Tennessee has a two-match winning streak.

    Texas A&M has one of the toughest schedules in the country. While the Vols have played 2 teams that have spent time as the #1 team in the country (Florida and Minnesota), the Aggies have played 4 (Florida, Texas, Stanford, and Penn State). TAMU has already played 6 teams ranked in the top eight, and may face 2 more in coming weeks.

    san-wilUT’s Callie Williams and TAMU’s Samantha Sanders played together as seniors last year at Midway High School in Waco TX.

    LSU’s staff is connected to two other SEC schools. Head coach Fran Flory had the same position at Kentucky for five seasons in the 1990s. Assistant coach Sarah Rumely played for the Wildcats in the mid-2000s and was SEC Player of the Year. Director of Volleyball Operations Blaire Hiler also played for UK. Assistant coach Ethan Pheister was a volunteer coach at Arkansas, while Rumely and Hiler also held their respective positions for the Razorbacks previously.

    With 9 matches to go, Tennessee is halfway through their 18-match conference slate, and two-thirds through their 27-match overall schedule. They need to win 4 matches to clinch an overall winning record and 6 wins to clinch their first non-losing SEC season since 2012.

    The Lady Vols are up to #57 in the latest RPI.

  • MATCH SCHEDULE
  • TEXAS A&M AGGIES
    6-10, 3-6 SEC
    Friday, October 27, 7:30pm ET
    College Station TX // SEC NETWORK // LIVE STATS
    LSU TIGERS
    16-4, 7-2 SEC
    Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm ET
    Baton Rouge LA // SEC NETWORK+ // LIVE STATS
  • NATIONAL & CONFERENCE STATISTICAL RANKS
  • aces
    per set
    assists
    per set
    blocks
    per set
    digs
    per set
    kills
    per set
    hitting
    percent
    opp hit
    percent
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.29
    146
    5
    11.49
    202
    10
    2.14
    131
    8
    13.60
    259
    10
    12.27
    207
    10
    .192
    195
    11
    .228
    269
    12
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    0.94
    301
    13
    11.51
    200
    9
    2.80
    18
    3
    14.99
    152
    5
    12.41
    185
    9
    .231
    80
    8
    .187
    99
    4
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.09
    252
    11
    12.49
    86
    6
    2.57
    35
    4
    14.51
    189
    6
    13.34
    95
    7
    .237
    69
    5
    .186
    98
    3

    photo from Waco Tribune