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VB: UGA Sweeps NC State, Climbs to 9-1

📸: Zachery Kelly

The University of Georgia women’s volleyball team earned a sweep of NC State Thursday afternoon at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas (25-21, 25-22, 25-21).

This is Georgia’s sixth sweep of the season as the Bulldogs climb to 9-1 in 2022.





Junior Sophie Fischer led Georgia’s offense with 12 kills against the Wolfpack with a .450 hitting percentage. She also led Georgia’s efforts at the net with five blocks.

Senior Meghan Froemming picked up a season-high 11 kills, hitting .667 in the match. Freshman Estelle Haugen laid down a season best nine kills.

Sophomore libero Bailey Cox recorded 12 digs for the Dogs.





The first set started neck-and-neck as the set was tied five times. Tied at 12, Georgia used five-straight points to go ahead 17-12, exhausting both Wolfpack timeouts in the opening set. NC State (6-4) stormed back to cut the lead to one, 17-16, but Georgia never gave up the lead and held on to take the opening stanza 25-21. Haugen and Fischer paced the Bulldogs with six and four kills, respectively, each contributing two blocks.

Georgia used a 6-0 run early in the second set to go ahead 8-2. The Wolfpack chipped away at the lead to knot the set at 13. Tied again at 16, Georgia won four of the next five rallies to regain a three-point lead, 20-17, but NC State responded with three straight to retie it at 20, forcing Georgia’s final timeout. The Bulldogs capitalized on a couple Wolfpack errors to assist in closing out the set 25-22 and going ahead 2-0 in the match.

NC State used unforced Georgia errors to go ahead 4-0 in the third. Georgia slowly cut into the lead, working it to a two-point set, 14-12. Georgia stayed within striking distance and used a 4-1 run to erase the deficit and take a 20-19 lead. Georgia’ momentum carried the Bulldogs to win five of the next seven en route to a sweep with the 25-21 set three win. Fischer totaled six kills in the final set for the Bulldogs.

Diamond Battles and Jabri Abdur-Rahim named to the SEC Basketball Leadership Counci

Georgia women’s basketball fifth year senior Diamond Battles and Bulldog men’s basketball junior Jabri Abdur-Rahim were named to the Southeastern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Council, the SEC announced Thursday. 

Battles — the 2022 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, AAC Tournament MVP and unanimous first-team All-Conference performer at UCF — transferred to the University of Georgia for her fifth year of eligibility. The Winter Haven, Fla., native has been a leader both on and off the court, serving as her team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee while with the Knights. She assisted with the program’s Toy Drive and the Pack to Attack Hunger initiative, which provided lunches for homeless families in downtown Orlando. 

Abdur-Rahim is in his second year as a member of both the SEC Leadership Council for basketball and the SAAC. He also was recognized as Georgia’s representative on the SEC Community Service team for men’s basketball last season after leading the team’s connection with the Athens Boys & Girls Club, where Derrick Floyd, a co-captain of Georgia’s 1983 Final Four team, serves as Director of Operations. On the court, Abdur-Rahim was one of only three Bulldogs to play in all 32 games last season. He averaged 6.9 points and 3.2 rebounds and posted eight double-figure scoring outputs.

Abdur-Rahim and Battles also represented the University of Georgia at the SEC’s Student-Athlete Leadership Council back in June. 

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