Kendall Glover serves at The University of Georgia volleyball game against Texas A&M University on Friday, September 29, 2017, in Athens, Georgia. The Bulldogs suffers their second straight weep in loss.(Photo/Jane Snyder, www.janemarysnyder.com)

While the Georgia volleyball team may not be first in the standings after the first full week of conference play, there is one aspect of the game at which they have excelled: serving.

The Bulldogs have a record of 1-3 in Southeastern Conference play so far. However, they currently lead the SEC in service aces with 1.63 service aces per set, in a conference that includes No. 2 Florida and No. 5 Kentucky.

Since first-year head coach Tom Black arrived at Georgia last December, the team has embraced a new focus on improving its serve and pass game. Assistant coach Aaron Benning has taken charge of coaching serving this season.

 “He’s done a great job in how he’s been training it and getting the girls to focus on different depths and speeds and movement,” Black said.

One of the keys to the Bulldogs’ success in serving has been the significant change Black has made in their style of serving. In the past, the team has used the topspin method of serving, but Black and Benning have implemented the float serve instead.



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