Georgia volleyball fell to Texas A&M 3-0 on Friday night at the Ramsey Center 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 in their third Southeastern Conference contest of the season.
“I thought Amanda Dachs hit really well, and I thought Meghan [Donovan] was doing a good job trying to distribute the ball,” head coach Tom Black said, “but it was a really uneven match. We can be more consistent than that.”
In the opening set, the Bulldogs (11-5, 1-2) matched the Aggies point-for-point, facilitated by a kill apiece from SEC Freshman of the Week T’ara Ceasar and junior Majesti Bass to even the score at 20. Despite late kills from junior Anna Kate Karstens and senior Amanda Dachs, the Aggies (4-6, 1-2) overtook the first set 25-22.
The two teams continued the back-and-forth battle early in the second set, with Georgia taking the 13-12 lead on a Bass kill, who had six total on the match. The Aggies, however, pulled away by the end of the frame to seal a 25-14 advantage.
A four-point surge from Georgia late in the final set was fueled by a Rachel Ritchie kill and a Kendall Glover ace, but Texas A&M carried its second-set momentum to a 25-18 decision.
On the offensive side, Ceasar and Ritchie led the team with eight and seven respective kills, while Dachs recorded a .312 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Donovan had 28 assists with seven digs on the match. Georgia maintains a 7-2 record at home, including a win in their SEC opener against Alabama.
The Bulldogs hit the road for three SEC games, starting with a trip to Ole Miss on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus, with live updates on georgiadogs.com.