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Texas A&M sweeps Georgia

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Texas A&M Athletics

COLLEGE STATION, Texas --- Amanda Dachs led all players offensively on Sunday afternoon, but the Georgia volleyball team (13-14, 1-13) couldn't find its full offensive sync, as the Bulldogs fell 3-0 at Texas A&M (18-7, 12-2).

The Aggies earned the sweep after recording wins of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-16.

"Texas A&M played a very balanced and aggressive match today," said head coach Lizzy Stemke. "They are a fully-loaded team, and we were unable to slow them down enough. When we were able to keep our offense diversified, there were some nice stretches of play on our side of the net, but the pressure that A&M kept on us made it difficult for us to keep that consistent. We are looking forward to the upcoming home stretch and fighting for improvements every step of the way."

Dachs put up a match-best 13 kills while she also tied for the team high with six digs and tabbed the lone service ace for the Bulldogs. Following her on the attack was Maddie Lobenstein with eight kills. Cassidy Anderson also tallied six digs, as Desiree McCray put up a team-best five blocks at the net.

In the opening frame, Georgia found some offensive rhythm from Dachs, as she had five kills in the frame, but the Aggie blocking game kept the attackers at bay to win 25-20. Georgia got within one late after a Lobenstein kill at 19-18, but Texas A&M rallied back to take the win.

Texas A&M got up early in the second set, including as much as 10. Georgia found a run late, spreading out the offense with four different Bulldogs getting kills and holding off Texas A&M's set point three times, but the home team finished it off 25-20.

Out of the break, the Aggies hit a match-best .417 in the final frame. Texas A&M got out to a 9-2 lead, forcing Georgia to use an early timeout. A kill by Dachs closed the gap to 15-10, but the Aggies used a late run to pull out the win at 25-16.

Georgia closes out its home schedule with a three-game homestand, opening it up with Arkansas on Friday and Ole Miss on Sunday. The team will then host Senior Night on Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holiday against Missouri.