OXFORD, Miss. – Junior Marie-Pierre Bakima had a team-high 13 kills, but the Ole Miss volleyball team (3-2) could not find an answer to the Georgia Southern attack and fell 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 13-25, 18-25) Saturday evening at home in the Magnolia Invitational.
Playing in their second match of the day, Ole Miss lost a tough opening set before rebounding with a convincing set-two victory. The Eagles (5-1) responded with a well-played third set and closed out the Rebels in the fourth set to take the 3-1 victory.
Bakima added nine digs to her 13 kills Saturday evening, and was joined in double figures with sophomore Ty Laporte, who had 11 kills of her own. Sophomore setter Skylar Johnson passed out a team-high 21 assists, while freshman Aubrey Edie had 16 assists in two sets of work. Defensively, freshman Kristen Brashear had 19 digs and senior Kara Morgan had 10 digs.
Ole Miss hit at a solid .306 clip in the match’s opening set, but could not stop the Georgia Southern attack and regain the lead. The Rebels cut their deficit to one at 15-16, but could not tie the set and ultimately fell 25-22. Bakima led the Rebels in the opening set with six kills.
The Rebels responded in set two with a 25-18 victory. Bakima had four kills in the set while Morgan and sophomore Nakeyta Clair each added three. Morgan also had a pair of service aces and seven Rebels recorded at least one dig.
GSU used a 7-0 run early in the third set to take a 10-5 lead, and held on to grab a 2-1 lead in the match with a 25-13 victory.
Neither team could find an offensive rhythm in the match’s final set, but GSU was able to use a 5-1 run late in the set to take a six-point lead and win 25-18.
Ole Miss will close out play at the Magnolia Invitational on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT against Arkansas State (1-5).
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