Jennifer Miller scored three goals in the opening weekend of the season.
Aug 28, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – After a successful opening weekend, the Ole Miss soccer team will return to action at home Friday night when the Rebels (2-0) host Northwestern State at 7 p.m. at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium on campus.
The Rebels are coming off an undefeated opening weekend of play after picking up victories at home against Louisiana-Lafayette and on the road at UAB this past weekend. To continue that success this weekend, Ole Miss will hope to continue its offensive production from the first two matches.
In those two outings, the Rebels got nine goals from six different players, including a team-leading three goals from sophomore Jennifer Miller. The offensive opportunities opened up through solid ball distribution, as Ole Miss tallied six assists on those nine goals, with senior Rafaelle Souza providing three of those assists.
The presence of seniors Mandy McCalla and Souza up top has helped open up chances for the Rebel offense as the prolific duo led the Southeastern Conference in goals and points a year ago. That threat has allowed Miller, Olivia Harrison, Bethany Bunker and Addie Forbus to also cash in on goal scoring opportunities.
“We got back to work Monday preparing for Northwestern State this weekend,” said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. “They’re a very good team out of the Southland Conference and we’ll have to be ready for them. They’re a well coached team and we need to continue to build on the things we’ve done well in our first two matches.”
The defense has also played well for the Rebels through the first two matches. Ole Miss posted a shutout in the first match of the season with a 4-0 victory over the Ragin’ Cajuns before holding UAB – which had previously defeated Vanderbilt on the road – to two goals in a 5-2 win on Sunday night.
In the first two matches, Ole Miss’ defense has held opponents to only 12 shots – a large difference from the Rebels offensive attack, which has produced 38 shots on the year.
It will be International Student Night at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium for the match with the Rebels welcoming members of the international community to the match. One of the featured giveaways will include tickets to the Rebels’ home-opening football game against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 7. An ice cream social will also be sponsored as a part of the evening’s festivities.
The match against Northwestern State will be the first of two weekend matches for the Rebels. Ole Miss will then travel to Saint Louis to take on the Billikens in a 7 p.m. contest on Sunday night.
Not only will Saturday's matchup between No. 4 Auburn and No. 7 Ole Miss feature the first-ever meeting of top-10 team in Oxford, but it will feature half of the top four of the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 20-26, 2014Football- Ole Miss took its first loss of the season with a 10-7 defeat to No. 23 LSU in Baton Rouge.- The Rebels held LSU to 10 points and created four turnovers (two... read more
In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. I was able to travel... read more
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ole Miss had its chances. The Ole Miss defense made seven points stand up for the better part of four quarters, forcing four turnovers and limiting LSU to just three points on its first three trips... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss travels to No. 23 LSU for an SEC West Showdown on Saturday. Stopping The Run Not just this year, but throughout head coach Les Miles' tenure, LSU's running game has been... read more
Ahead of a rivalry renewed on a national stage, complete with a visit of ESPN's "College GameDay" and the mystique of a Saturday night game in Death Valley, here's link roundup of videos and stories from local and national media... read more
Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play Through the years, special teams play has provided a winning edge in the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, and and you don't have to go all the way back to Billy Cannon's 1959 Halloween run. In... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more
It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more
The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more