Rebels Drop 3-0 Match To Florida

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Junior Marie-Pierre Bakima had five kills against No. 3 Florida on Sunday afternoon.

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Junior Marie-Pierre Bakima had five kills against No. 3 Florida on Sunday afternoon.
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Sept. 29, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. - Sophomore middle blocker Nakeyta Clair had a team-high 11 kills, but the Ole Miss volleyball team (10-5, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) fell 3-0 (13-25, 22-25, 12-25) to No. 3 Florida on Sunday afternoon at the Gillom Sports Center.

"We played two very good teams (this weekend) and we competed well at times," Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. "The thing we have to do is - we showed we can compete, including against Florida in the second set - we're going to have to learn how to compete from the start of the match to the end of the match."

Behind Clair's nine kills, junior Marie-Pierre Bakima, freshman Melanie Crow and senior Kara Morgan each tallied five kills. Freshman setter Aubrey Edie had 21 assists, and junior Cara Fisher and sophomore Evan St. Laurent each had six digs.

Following a 25-13 defeat in the opening set, Ole Miss rebounded to compete to the very end in the second set. Trailing by six points at 13-19 in the second set, Ole Miss went on a 9-4 run to cut its deficit to one point at 22-23 and force the Gators (13-1, 2-0 SEC) to use their second timeout of the set. Ole Miss couldn't draw even, however, and Florida scored the final two points of the set to win 25-22. Clair had five of her nine kills in the second set, and Edie passed out nine assists.

Florida closed out the match with a 25-12 win in the third set.

The Rebels' next match will be their first SEC road match of the year as they travel to the Bluegrass State to face No. 18 Kentucky on Friday at 6:00 p.m. CT. Ole Miss will then head down to Athens, Ga., to compete against Georgia on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CT.

For all Ole Miss volleyball news and information go to OleMissSports.com. Fans can also follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissVB and on Facebook at Ole Miss Volleyball.

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