Monday, October 26, 2020

2020 Notes: vs Georgia

UT starts the home portion of their truncated season with mid-week matches vs Georgia.

Since 1978, Tennessee is 33-9 in home openers and 92-26 in home opening week matches.

The Lady Vols are 48-29 vs Georgia all-time, 24-11 during the rally-scoring era, 5-5 in their last ten matches, and 7-3 in their last ten matches in Knoxville.

With the AVCA Coaches Poll only ranking a top fifteen this year, Georgia is the unofficial #18 team in the country when counting those receiving votes.

UGA has a two match winning streak against UT. They haven’t won four in a row since 1995.

The Bulldogs opened their season vs South Carolina (Tennessee’s next opponent). Georgia lost their first match 0-3 and won the second match 3-1.

Both matches this week will be broadcast on television. The Wednesday game will air on ESPNU, and the Thursday game on the SEC Network. The Lady Vols are 18-21 in televised home matches since 2001.

The second match this week will be only the 7th match UT has played on a Thursday in the rally-scoring era, and just the 2nd vs an SEC opponent.

Tennessee has started the season 0-2 for just the 7th time in program history. They’ve only ever lost their first three matches 3 times — the last coming last year when they also started the season with two matches against the same top ten team. UT has never lost their first four games.

Madison Coulter is 124 digs away from the UT career top ten list.

In his last match, Georgia head coach Tom Black earned career victory #300.

The matches this week will be Tennessee’s first during the pandemic. So there will be many changes to be aware of. Among those: capacity has been limited to about 700; seating will be assigned; and tickets are digital. Tickets can be purchased online here. Other details are available here.

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October 28th, 7:00pm ET Stats | Video | TV: ESPNU
October 29th, 7:00pm ET Stats | Video | TV: SEC Network