Volleyball heads to Arkansas for the final road trip of the season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama volleyball makes its final road trip of the season to Fayetteville, Ark. this weekend for a two-game game against Arkansas. The Crimson Tide and the Razorbacks will face off on Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 PM CT and Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 PM CT.

This weekend: in Arkansas

  • Fayetteville, Ark. – Barnhill Arena
  • Saturday, November 19 – 12pm CT
  • Sunday, Nov. 20 – 3pm CT

Exploring Alabama

  • Alabama is heading out for the last time this season, traveling to Fayetteville for two games in Arkansas Saturday at 12 p.m. CT and Sunday at 3 p.m. CT
  • Last week, the Crimson Tide shared two home games against South Carolina and rebounded from a Friday loss with a three-set sweep on Saturday
  • The Tide leads the SEC with 178 aces Abby Marjama leads the league and is fifth nationally with 61
  • Alabama is bringing back 14 players from last year’s roster, including seniors Taylor Drapp, Emily Janek, Dr Kuck, Katie shook and Alija Wells and Marjama in the fifth year
  • The newcomer is one of the newcomers this year Micha Gryniewiczan AVCA All-Region honoree from Chandler, Arizona, and a sophomore Maddy McCormickwho played in Colorado State last season

Last timeout: vs. South Carolina

  • Alabama shared two games against South Carolina in Tuscaloosa last weekend and fell in three sets on Friday before rebounding with a win on Saturday
  • The three-set win was the Tide’s fourth win this season and second in SEC play
  • It was Alabama’s first win against the Gamecocks in Tuscaloosa since 2017
  • Saturday’s win also marked the first time since 2017 that The Tide won a rematch against a team they had previously lost in the same season

Alabama Aces

  • Alabama leads the SEC in aces of serve (178) and aces per set (1.84).
  • Individually, Abby Marjama leads the individual score with 61 (0.66/set), which is 25 more than the next highest total
  • Marjama is one of only eight players in the country with over 60 aces and one of eight players with an average over .60 per set
  • Marjama is fifth nationally in aces overall and sixth in aces per set

SEC leader

  • In addition to Abby Marjama leads the league in Assen, Emily Janek is seventh in the SEC in assists (447, 9.12/set) and Alija Wells ranks ninth in hit rate (0.335)
  • In conference games, Janek ranks in the top 10 in assists (7th – 343, 9.27/set) and Diggs (8th – 123, 3.32/set)
  • As a team, Alabama is seventh in total games (1,311, 13.52/set) and third in conference games (754, 14.50/set).

Career Milestones

  • Abby Marjama has 61 aces this season, beating her previous season high of 48 from her freshman season at UC Irvine and moving away from the UA singles season top 10 with five
  • 121 of Marjama’s aces have come with the Crimson Tide, which is five fewer than a career top 10
  • Alija Wells won the 300th block of her career in the Oct. 22 game against Georgia and currently sits at 323 while averaging 1.05 blocks per set this season
  • Brooke Slusser just nine assists away from the 1,100 career mark and 175 away from tying her total from last season
  • Dr Kuck has 880 career digs, including 433 with the Crimson Tide

Next: vs. Tennessee (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

  • Wednesday Nov 23 – 7pm CT
  • Friday, Nov. 25 – 5pm CT

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