On Sunday October 14, 2018 the University of Georgia volleyball team took on Texas A&M at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia. The UGA team held their opponents through 5 sets, winning the opening set 24-26, but the successive sets proved difficult. Sets 2 and 3 went to A&M 25-20 and 25-22 respectively. The Georgia team made a comeback in the fourth set to tie the match 2 sets all, winning 23-25. Ultimately Georgia lost in the fifth set 15-12. Every point was hard fought, but ultimately the team fell to their Texas opponents.
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the UGA players are sporting pink trim on their uniforms instead of the typical red. Fans are encouraged to come to matches decked in pink, and almost all of the screens in Stegeman Coliseum are illuminated pink.
Stegeman Coliseum has traditionally been the home of UGA Basketball and Gymnastics. UGA Volleyball has been based out of the Ramsey Center in Athens, Georgia since 1995, but recently matches have been played on a temporary court set up in Stegeman. Stegeman offers a far more appropriate venue for the Dawgs compared to the dated Ramsey Center. A recent renovation upgraded the facility’s electronics and allows for far more spectacle during matches.