Rebels Travel To Minnesota For Gold Classic This Weekend

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Olivia Harrison and the Rebels will travel to Minnesota this weekend for a pair of matches.

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Olivia Harrison and the Rebels will travel to Minnesota this weekend for a pair of matches.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Sep 4, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss soccer team will take to the road this weekend with showdowns against two power teams from power conferences as the Rebels will take on No. 13 Southern California and Minnesota at the Gold Classic on campus at the University of Minnesota.

Ole Miss will first face the Women of Troy at 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon before facing the host Golden Gophers at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It will be the first time Ole Miss has faced either team in soccer.

The Rebels enter the weekend with an overall record of 4-0 and are coming off a pair of shutouts this past weekend over Northwestern State and on the road at Saint Louis. In all, three of the four wins this season have been shutouts for Ole Miss.

This weekend will be another step up in competition, and head coach Matt Mott expects his team to be ready for the challenge when taking the field Friday.

“We’re looking forward to the weekend as we head to Minnesota to take on Southern California and Minnesota,” said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. “Southern California is loaded all over the field with one of the top recruiting classes in the country playing for them as freshmen. We need to be ready for them on Friday night and then prepare for another good team on Sunday in the host team, Minnesota.

“The team is in really good spirits, which is always the case when you’re undefeated,” Mott said. “We feel good about what we’ve done so far and how we’ve played. We look forward to the challenge of this weekend as we continue to prepare for Southeastern Conference play.”

Ole Miss enters the weekend led offensively by seniors Mandy McCalla and Rafaelle Souza who led the Southeastern Conference a year ago in goals and points. McCalla currently has posted five goals on the season, while Souza has posted three goals and three assists to date.

It hasn’t been all on the shoulders of the seniors, as six different Rebels have scored on the season and seven different players have delivered assists this season.

The defense of the Rebels has been solid through the first four matches, yielding only two goals at UAB while posting a shutout in the three other matches. Junior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick has anchored the defense for the Rebels with a backline that features a pair of sophomore and a pair of freshmen.

That defense has limited opponents to 22 shots on the season and will need to step up this weekend against the Trojans and the Golden Gophers.

Southern Cal enters the weekend with a 3-0 record on the season and has posted wins over San Diego, San Diego State and Cal State Northridge. Minnesota enters the weekend with an overall record of 4-0 and will face LSU on Friday night following the Rebels’ contest with USC.

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