Georgia volleyball team tops LSU in five sets

BATON ROUGE, La. — In its first televised match of the season, the Georgia volleyball team used a dominating performance in the fifth set to seal a 3-2 (27-29, 26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 15-6) win over LSU.

With the win, Georgia improves to 9-6 overall, including a 3-3 mark in the Southeastern Conference. LSU falls to 6-10 on the season and 2-5 in league play.

Brittany Northcutt finished with her fourth double-double of the season, totaling 20 kills and 16 digs. Briana Bahr added a career-best 19 kills and hit at a .333 clip to lead the team. Tirah Le’au was the third Bulldog in double digits, finishing with 10 kills, while Jasmine Eatmon recorded nine kills. Kaylee Kehoe paced the Georgia offense with 35 assists, while Maggie Baumert also saw time at the setter position, finishing with 27 assists. Four Bulldogs recorded double digit digs, with Allison Summers leading the way with 24. As a team, Georgia registered 18 blocks, compared to seven team blocks by LSU. Elena Perri and Eatmon led the way, finishing with eight blocks each. Of Eatmon’s eight blocks, two were solo stops. Bahr also shined on the defensive front, finishing with seven blocks. As a whole, Georgia had seven players record at least one block.

Georgia plays again at 1 p.m. Sunday at Tennessee.

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