Hogs Look to Continue Winning
The Razorback volleyball team defeated Auburn and LSU over the weekend and go on the road to face Florida and Ole Miss this weekend.
With the victories over the weekend, the team has now won four straight matches and improved their record to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference.
The Razorbacks beat Auburn in three straight sets to earn the victory Friday night.
“The fact that we beat them in three sets says that our players came, showed up and got some good things done,” head coach Robert Pulliza said.
LSU won the first set Sunday afternoon before the Hogs rallied to win three straight.
“LSU is a great program, well coached. We knew we were going to be in for a battle and that was the case,” Pulliza said.
This weekend the team will travel to Gainesville, Fla., to take on the No. 11 Gators for the second time in three weeks.
“It’s good because you remember that team a little bit better, just because of the shorter amount of time,” Pulliza said of playing Florida again so soon. “It’s tough because you don’t have much time to evolve and get better.”
The teams initially met in the SEC opener, when the Gators defeated the Razorbacks in five sets.
Since then, both teams have gone undefeated. Florida has only dropped one set, to South Carolina Friday.
Arkansas has done almost as well, losing only two sets, one to Tennessee and the other to LSU. Coach Pulliza said he thinks his team has improved since the first time they faced Florida, but that the Gators have gotten better as well.
“They’re very good, they’re going to be tough, they’re physical and all that good stuff. They play in a great gym. So we’re expecting a battle,” Pulliza said of the matchup with the Gators.
Following the match with Florida, the Razorbacks will travel to Oxford, Miss., to take on Ole Miss
The Rebels are 8-6 overall with a conference record of 2-3. They were on the road over the weekend where they split their matches with a 3-1 loss to Alabama Friday and a sweep of South Carolina Sunday afternoon.
The Hogs and Rebels have split their games each of the last two seasons, each winning their home match.