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Oct. 9, 2003

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina volleyball continues SEC play as they travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Lady Vols Friday night. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET). Carolina (10-7, 4-1) hopes to extend its win streak to four while Tennessee (12-4, 2-2) hopes to snap a two-match losing streak. Carolina is currently second in the SEC East while Tennessee is third. The Gamecocks lead the series against the Lady Vols 22-18 and has won the last four matches. UT’s last win came in 2001.

Tennessee is 2-0 in home SEC matches this season while USC is 1-1 in road SEC matches. Carolina is coming off of a thrilling 3-2 win over Kentucky on Wednesday night. Redshirt freshman Lynae Vanden Hull led the Gamecocks with a career and team season high 27 kills. Freshman Shonda Cole also recorded a career high, 19 kills.

Kristen Andre leads the Lady Vols with 193 kills and is hitting .420 for the year, which currently ranks her third in the SEC. Vanden Hull continues to lead USC with 198 kills and averages 3.14 kills per game. In conference matches alone, Vanden Hull is averaging 4.29 kills per game and is hitting .385, which ranks her seventh in the SEC this season.

If USC records a win against Tennessee, it will mark the longest streak this season for the Gamecocks. Carolina will take Sunday off and return to action next Friday, Oct. 17 when they host the Arkansas Lady ‘Backs. This will mark the second meeting against Arkansas this season as USC fell to the Lady ‘Backs 3-0 back on Sept. 28 in Fayetteville.