COLUMBIA, Mo. – Freshman Melanie Crow had a team-high nine kills and no errors, while fellow freshman Aubrey Edie passed out 28 assists, but it was not enough for the Ole Miss volleyball team as the Rebels dropped a 3-0 (21-25, 18-25, 18-25) decision to No. 7 Missouri at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo.
“We did some good things tonight, we just came across a very good and talented Missouri team at home, and we didn’t find ways to respond when they did,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “But I’m happy with how we competed tonight after a long break.”
Crow hit at a team-best .529 attacking percentage, and Edie had four kills, four digs and a pair of block assists to go with her team-high assist total. Junior libero Cara Fisher logged a team-high nine digs, and sophomore middle blocker Nakeyta Clair had eight kills and two solo blocks. Senior outside hitter Kara Morgan had five kills on the night, moving her into fourth place on the career kills list at Ole Miss with 878.
Ole Miss dropped a well-played opening set to the Tigers 25-21. Despite Missouri entering the match second in the conference in opponent’s hitting percentage (.169), the Rebels put up an impressive .385 mark in the first set. The two teams exchanged points back and forth en route to an 8-8 tie before Mizzou went on a 3-0 run to take an 11-8 lead. Ole Miss would cut its deficit to two at 15-17, but could get no closer as Missouri took the 1-0 lead in the match with the 25-21 set victory. Edie passed out a dozen assists in the set while Crow and sophomore middle blocker Ty Laporte each notched four kills on six digs.
The Rebels jumped out to a 4-1 lead to open the second set, but Missouri came back to tie the set at four and neither team could gain any breathing room from there until midway through the set. With the score tied at 11, Missouri went on an 8-4 run to take a 19-15 lead and force the Rebels to call their first timeout. Ole Miss could not get its rhythm back after the break and the Tigers took the set 25-18. Clair had four kills in the set to lead Ole Miss.
The two teams got off to another tight start to open the third set. Down 9-12, Ole Miss pulled to within two off a kill by freshman outside hitter Margaret Eggert, but a 3-0 run by the Tigers after that gave them a 15-10 lead and caused Ole Miss to use its first timeout. Missouri went on to take the third set 25-18 to close out the match.
Ole Miss will stay on the road to face Arkansas on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. CT. It is the Rebels’ second matchup against the Razorbacks this season after the two teams met in their SEC opener Sept. 27.
Arkansas has been led offensively by junior outside hitter Meredith Hays, who entered the weekend with a 3.99 kills per set average, which was the fourth highest mark in the league. Senior libero Emily Helm entered the weekend third in the SEC with 4.61 digs per set.
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