A&M hosts Tennessee in "Dig Pink" match

A&M hosts Tennessee in "Dig Pink" match
Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 21:38:49-04

Texas A&M (12-7, 5-2 SEC) begins a crucial three-match homestand on Friday when the Aggies play host to Tennessee (14-5, 5-2 SEC) for their annual “Dig Pink” match. First serve is at 6:30 p.m. at Reed Arena, and the match will be streamed on SEC Network+ with Casey Richardson and Chelsea Reber calling the action

Texas A&M and Tennessee, both under the direction of first-year head coaches, are tied for fourth place in the Southeastern Conference standings with 5-2 records as they near the halfway point of the conference season.

The Aggies, led by two-time reigning SEC Offensive Player of the Week Hollann Hans and SEC Freshman of the Week London Austin-Roark, have won their last two matches, including a thrilling 3-2 (24-26, 25-20, 25-22, 25-23, 15-12) victory at Georgia on Sunday to complete the season series sweep against the Bulldogs.

Tennessee has not had a match since Oct. 10, when the Lady Vols had their four-match winning streak snapped at then-No. 16 Kentucky, 3-1 (25-10, 25-16, 19-25, 25-12).