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Gamecock Volleyball Wraps Up Road Schedule At Kentucky, Tennessee
Junior Petra Lorenzi and her Carolina teammates travel to the Bluegrass State to start their final road weekend of SEC play.
 
Junior Petra Lorenzi and her Carolina teammates travel to the Bluegrass State to start their final road weekend of SEC play.

Nov. 8, 2007

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Gamecocks return to the road after a four-match home stand to take on Kentucky and Tennessee. Friday night, the Wildcats serve as hosts for a 7 p.m. match at the Memorial Coliseum, while on Sunday, the Gamecocks and Lady Vols meet at the Stokely Athletic Center for a 1:30 p.m. contest.

Kentucky has an impressive 19-8 record overall and stands second in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division standings behind Florida. Tennessee, an NCAA Tournament team a year ago, is a game in back of the Gamecocks for fourth in the East coming into the weekend.

All-Time Versus Kentucky: Kentucky holds a slight 19-17 advantage in the all-time meetings, with that margin growing to 12-6 in matches contested in Lexington. The Wildcats took the earlier meeting in Columbia, 3-1.

All-Time Versus Tennessee: The Gamecocks look to even the all-time series record against the Lady Vols this weekend, as they have a 24-25 mark against their Sunday hosts coming in. Carolina has won two straight in the series, both at home. The last time the Garnet and Black captured a win in Knoxville was in 2002.

Salters Stalking Spots on Career Best Lists: Junior middle blocker Belita Salters is working her way into the Carolina record books this season. Her 46 career solo blocks ties her for ninth all-time with Berna Dwyer. Three more solo blocks will tied Salters with Toni Venturini for eighth. Her 1.09 blocks per frame puts her seventh all-time, 0.03 in back of Lauren Ford. The Scranton, S.C., native also stands just four percentage points from putting herself on the hitting percentage charts.

 

 

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