Tigers Drop Series Opener vs. Georgia, 3-0 – LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU (16-11, 9-8 SEC) fell to Georgia (21-7, 12-5 SEC), 3-0 (21-25, 25-27, 29-31) at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Friday afternoon. .

Though LSU held Georgia on a batting average of .148, the home team hit .120, with both clubs averaging 44 kills overall. The Bulldogs hit six aces against one of the Tigers and both teams logged nine blocks in the match.

Outside hitter Paige Flickinger landed 13 kills to lead the Tigers, adding seven digs and two blocks. Outside hitter Sanaa Dotson followed with 12 kills and nine digs.

Middle blocker Anita Anwusi finished the match with seven kills, with her fourth career kill being #500. Anwusi also had four blocks in the match, while middle blocker Alia Williams had five match-high blocks, including a solo block.

Setters Josie Vondran and Maddie Waak recorded 20 and 14 assists, respectively. Vondran contributed six digs, three kills, and two blocks, and Waak added six digs and an ace. Libero Ella Larkin led LSU with 16 swipes and defensive end Jill Bohnet trailed by 13 swipes.

set 1

  • Both teams were battling for a total of four ties early in the set, but Georgia put up a 4-0 run that put them 15-11 ahead at the media timeout.
  • LSU drew to a point, 19-18, when Georgia used its first timeout.
  • The Tigers tied the score at 20, but the Bulldogs recorded back-to-back kills to force LSU to call a timeout.
  • Georgia won the opening set 25-21.

sentence 2

  • The visiting club batted first in the set and held a 10-7 lead when LSU signaled time. LSU took advantage of their last timeout, going 17-13.
  • LSU closed the gap, forcing Georgia to capitalize on his first timeout of the set after a 4-1 run that counted Georgia out 19-17.
  • The Tigers tied the set at 22 after back-to-back kills from Flickinger and Dotson, respectively, and tied the score again at 24 with back-to-back kills from Dotson.
  • After Georgia called their final timeout with a tie, both teams traded a point before the Bulldogs won the set 27-25.

set 3

  • LSU overcame both of Georgia’s timeouts thanks to a 13-8 lead to hold their biggest lead of the game at 20-12.
  • The Bulldogs charged back and cut the deficit to two points at 22-20 when LSU called both timeouts.
  • Georgia eventually recovered and repelled four set points to win the set 31-29.


LSU has its regular season finale against Georgia on Saturday noon.

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