Razorbacks open SEC play in Baton Rouge

The Hogs enter conference volleyball on Wednesday with the best start to the season in 10 years and their highest ranking since 1999.

The No. 20 Hogs will face LSU in Baton Rouge for the team’s SEC opener Wednesday at 7 p.m. LSU is currently 6-4 this season and Arkansas is 9-1. The Tigers were picked to finish eighth in the SEC and the Razorbacks were picked fourth.

In last year’s contest, the Razorbacks beat the Tigers 3-1 in Fayetteville, and the series is 30-23 all-time in favor of the Hogs, 14-13 in Baton Rouge.

The game will be broadcast live on SEC Network Plus with live stats provided by LSU.

Last outing

Arkansas came in at No. 20 in the AVCA Coaches Poll this week after the Razorbacks defeated then No. 1. 7 Georgia Tech and NC State, both in four sets, last weekend. It was the second top-10 win of the season for the Razorbacks, the highest-ranked win since 2007, and the team’s first-ever win against Georgia Tech. It’s the first time the Hogs have been ranked in consecutive weeks since 1999, and their highest since as well.

Senior outside hitter Jill Gillen led the Razorbacks with double-doubles in both games, with 18 kills apiece and 25 digs Thursday and Friday. She also tied a career-high five blocks in Friday’s game against NC State, in which the Hogs set a new season high of 13 total as a team.

Series Scouting: LSU

  • First meeting in Baton Rouge since the spring 2021 season, which was a 3-1 win for the Hogs
  • LSU’s wins this season are over Samford, Troy, Iowa State, Milwaukee, Oregon State and Tulane
  • Sanaa Dotson received SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors after recording 30 kills and a .324 hit percentage in two sweeps for the Tigers last weekend

Heads of Statistics – LSU

  • Kills/set: Sanaa Dotson, 4.20
  • Assists/set: Josie Vondran, 7.55
  • Digs/set: Ella Larkin, 4.66
  • Blocks/set: Anita Anwusi, 0.97

Statistical Leaders – Arkansas

  • Kills/set: Jill Gillen, 3.73
  • Assists/set: Hannah Hogue, 6.97
  • Digs/set: Courtney Jackson, 2.88
  • Blocks/set: Abigail Archibong, 1.25

More information

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