OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss volleyball team jumped out to early leads in each set against Marquette, but could not close them out as it fell 3-0 (21-25, 21-25, 25-27) to open play in the Xavier Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Junior outside hitter Kara Morgan led the Rebels (1-3) offensively with 15 kills, three shy of her career high set against Tennessee last season. Senior setter Amanda Philpot passed out 31 assists to go along with her seven kills.
Ole Miss will close out Friday’s doubleheader with a match against the host-school, Xavier, at 6 p.m. CT at the Cintas Center.
“We’re going to have to find an identity of who we really are, and our seniors are going to have to step up,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “We do some good things, but we just have to do them on a more consistent basis. We look forward to playing the host-team Xavier this evening.”
Marquette won the match’s opening set 25-21. Ole Miss began the match with five straight points off the serve of freshman defensive specialist Evan St. Laurent. The Golden Eagles stormed back by scoring six of the next seven points and going on another 6-1 run midway through the set to take a 20-16 lead they would not relinquish. Morgan had five kills in the set, while Philpot passed out eight assists.
The Golden Eagles took the second set by the same count, scoring six of the match’s final seven points.
The score was close throughout much of the third set, with eight ties and three lead changes. The Rebels had their first set-point opportunity, leading 24-22, but couldn’t close out the Golden Eagles and lost 27-25.
Following Friday evening’s match against the Musketeers, the Rebels will close out play in the Xavier Invitational on Saturday when they face Tennessee Tech at 1 p.m. CT.
For all Ole Miss volleyball news and information, including daily recaps, live stats and results, go to OleMissSports.com, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissVB and go to Facebook at Ole Miss Volleyball.
Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more
By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more
Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more
It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more
Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more
As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more
Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more
Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more
The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more
With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more
Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more
Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more
The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more