JAG VOLLEYBALL TO FACE ASU, LITTLE ROCK IN SBC ROAD ACTION

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SOUTH ALABAMA VOLLEYBALL
Fri., Oct. 1 | South Alabama at Arkansas State | 6 p.m. | Jonesboro, Ark.

Sat., Oct. 2 | South Alabama at Little Rock | 6 p.m. | Little Rock, Ark.

Media Information
TV/Live Stream:  Both matches will be broadcast live and available through ESPN+, and can be accessed through the WatchESPN app or via link through the Jaguar volleyball schedule page.

Live Stats:  Live stats for every Jaguar match can be accessed through the multimedia page at USAJaguars.com, in addition to the Jaguar volleyball schedule page.

Twitter:  Follow the official Twitter account of South Alabama volleyball — @WeAreSouth_VB — for news and updates. 

All-Time Series
• Arkansas State holds a 32-6 all-time lead over South Alabama in a series that began on Oct. 1, 1988, in Columbus, Miss. The Jaguars defeated the Red Wolves in four sets in Mobile, Ala., in 2019, which marked the last meeting between the schools. ASU won the last meeting in Jonesboro in five sets in 2018. South Alabama is 2-16 all-time at Arkansas State.
• Little Rock owns a 31-7 all-time lead over USA in a series that began on Oct. 11, 1991, in Mobile. The Jags defeated the Trojans in four sets in Mobile in 2019, which marked the last meeting between the schools. USA is 3-12 all-time at Little Rock.

Jag Notes
• South Alabama enters the weekend ranked third in the Sun Belt Conference in opponent hitting percentage (.158) and blocks per set (2.11).
• The Jags rank second in the league in opponent service aces per set (1.08).
• USA ranks fourth in the SBC in hitting percentage (.224) and service aces per set (1.71), and fifth in digs per set (15.77).
• Kailey Keeble was named the SBC Setter of the Week on Monday after averaging 11.33 assists per set in six sets last weekend. Keeble recorded 68 total assists in two Jaguar wins to open conference play, and posted a double-double in each match. She is just the second Jaguar in program history to be named SBC Setter of the Week, and first since Emma Anderson earned the honor on Sept. 28, 2015.
• Kennedy Wallace leads the Sun Belt Conference in hitting percentage (.400). Wallace has recorded 98 kills with 22 errors on 190 total attempts entering the weekend.
• Keeble ranks second in the SBC in assists (516), which ranks 23rd nationally, and is third in the conference in assists per set (9.92).
• Niki Capizzi ranks fifth in the Sun Belt in blocks per set (1.02).
• Rachel Hickey ranks seventh in the conference in digs per set (4.19).
• Maddie Soboleski ranks fourth in the league in total points (190.5), sixth in average points per set (3.66) and tied for ninth in the league in kills per set (3.10).
• Keeble leads the Jaguars with nine double-doubles, followed by Maddie Soboleski with five. Keeble has recorded double-doubles in four of her last five matches, including two straight entering the weekend.
• Last Friday’s win over UTA marked the first match this season in which Hickey did not record 10 or more digs. Hickey has recorded double-digit dig totals in 13 of 14 matches this season, including a season-high 33 digs against Valparaiso on Sept. 4 at the Golden Eagle Invitational in Cookeville, Tenn.
• South Alabama is 0-3 in road matches this season, and has lost in five sets in two of those three contests.

For more information about South Alabama athletics, check back with USAJaguars.com, and follow the Jaguars at Twitter.com/WeAreSouth_JAGS. Season tickets for all Jaguar athletic events can be purchased by calling (251) 461-1USA (1872). Join the Rally Score Club, the volleyball specific support club of the Jaguar Athletic Fund. All donations to the Rally Score Club go directly to support the South Alabama volleyball program. For more information on how you can join visit:  jaguarathleticfund.com/rallyscoreclub.

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