Tigers Continue SEC Action at South Carolina

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Chelsey ChamberlainAsst. Communications Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After falling in a tough five-set match to Georgia on Friday, the LSU volleyball team will look to get back on the winning track Sunday as the Tigers continue SEC action at South Carolina.
First serve is set for 12:30 p.m. CT and will stream live on SEC Network+. The match will also be available via live stats at LSUStats.com.  
Series History with the FieldLSU owns a 25-16 edge on the Gamecocks in the all-time series. Last season, the Tigers defeated the Gamecocks in South Carolina in four sets. LSU has won six out of the last eight matches with South Carolina.  
Team Notes>> Taylor Bannister opened up SEC play with a 23-kill performance, her 11th match in double-digit kills and 12th-straight match leading the Tiger
>> Raigen Cianciulli picked up match-high 23 digs against Georgia Friday, her 11th match  leading the Tigers and 10th match in double-digit kills. It was the her second match with 20 or more digs.
>> The Tigers out-blocked the Bulldogs 14.0-10.0, Whitney Foreman and Olivia Beyer led the charge with six each.  The Tigers rank fourth in the SEC, averaging 2.4 blocks per set.
>> Bannister is ranked first among the SEC in kills per set at 4.60 and points per set at 5.11. Both of those numbers are ranked in the top-15 of the country. Her kills per set is 11th in the nation, while her points per set sit at 12th.
>> Bannister finished the SMU weekend with 50 kills in two matches, including a 36-kill performance against the Mustangs, the second-most kills in a five-set match in program history. Her performance earned her third-straight tournament honors, picking up the MVP honor.
>> After the weekend, Bannister was named SEC Player of the Week, her first honor of the season and fourth career weekly honor.
>> Cianciulli continued to anchor the back row, tallying 51 digs at …

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