Volleyball Stays Home for Week Two

ATHENS - After opening the 2005 season with a two-match split last weekend, the Georgia volleyball team will remain in Athens for two contests against Georgia Southern and Grambling later this week.

The Eagles of Georgia Southern will be in town Thurs., Sept. 1 for a 7 p.m. match at the Ramsey Center, while Grambling and the Bulldogs will meet on Fri., Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

Georgia's (1-1) win over Charlotte last Saturday made first-year head coach Steffi Legall just the second in Bulldogs history to win in her first match.

Senior Julia Petruschke led Georgia the entire weekend, combining for 47 kills, 21 digs and a .311 hitting percentage. Her 52 attack attempts against Charlotte were the second-most of her career for a three-game match.

Senior Alexandra Oquendo had 34 kills in the opening matches and 13 blocks.

At setter, both sophomore Chelsea Young and freshman Audra Janak have seen action. Young had 36 assists in the win over Charlotte and another 28 against Middle Tennessee. Janak entered midway through the Middle Tennessee match and finished with 29 assists.

Redshirt freshman Alexis Morgan and freshman Maria Taylor also saw playing time last weekend for the first time in their Georgia careers. Morgan finished with eight blocks on the weekend and Taylor had 12 kills.

Following the Georgia Southern contest, fans can attend a post-match autograph session with the team. During the Grambling match, one lucky fan will win two tickets to Georgia's football game with Boise State on Sept. 3.

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