Rebels Defeat Tennessee 3-1
Freshman Melanie Crow had a career-high 16 kills at Tennessee on Friday night.

Nov. 8, 2013

Box Score

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Ole Miss volleyball team continued its strong offensive play of late, and paired that with another impressive defensive performance to notch its second-straight road victory. Led by four double-digit kill performances and another double-double from freshman setter Aubrey Edie, the Rebels defeated Tennessee 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-18) Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the Lady Vols.

The Rebels’ victory gave Ole Miss its first season sweep of Tennessee since 2007. Ole Miss topped Tennessee 3-1 on Oct. 18 in Oxford.

“Being on this long road stretch, I was really pleased with how the team responded tonight,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “We’ve talked all season about clicking on all cylinders, and we’re starting to do that. We’re hitting well and we’re digging well.”

Edie’s double-double was her team-high sixth of the season, and her second in as many matches. The Fayetteville, Ark., native finished the match with 47 assists, one shy of her season high, and 10 digs. Freshman right side hitter Melanie Crow led Ole Miss offensively with a career-high 16 kills and five block assists. Sophomore middle blocker Nakeyta Clair, who had a career-high 19 kills Wednesday night in a 3-1 victory at Mississippi State, hammered down 15 kills Friday at Tennessee. Fellow sophomore middle blocker Ty Laporte had 11 kills, two solo blocks and five block assists, while senior outside hitter Kara Morgan had 10 kills on a season-best .526 clip, and eight digs.

Defensively, Ole Miss held Tennessee to a .142 attacking percentage, had 11.0 total blocks and out-dug the Lady Vols 50-40. Junior libero Cara Fisher, who had a career-high 17 digs Wednesday at Mississippi State, tallied a team-high 11 digs Friday against the Lady Vols.

Ole Miss (13-12, 3-9 Southeastern Conference) trailed for the majority of the first set, but stayed within striking distance throughout. That tenacity paid dividends as the Rebels went on a 3-0 run to take their first lead of the set at 20-19. Following a Tennessee timeout, Ole Miss scored two of the next three points and forced the Lady Vols (9-17, 1-11 SEC) into their second timeout of the set. Unfortunately for Ole Miss, the Lady Vols got hot from there, closing out the set on a 5-1 run to take a 1-0 lead in the match with a 25-23 first-set victory. Clair had six kills in the opening sets, and Edie passed out 11 assists.

Similar to the first set, Ole Miss stayed close to the Lady Vols after Tennessee jumped out to an early lead, and again used a 3-0 run to take its first lead of the set at 13-12. After the Rebels extended their lead to three at 18-15, Tennessee called its first timeout of the set. The Rebels continued their strong play after the timeout break, and evened the match at one set apiece with a 25-18 win in the second set. Edie shined in the second set for Ole Miss, accumulating 13 assists, three digs, one kill and one block assist. As a team, Ole Miss hit at a .312 clip in the set.

Ole Miss got off to a strong start in the third set, and never trailed en route to taking a 2-1 lead in the match with a convincing 25-14 victory. Ole Miss hit at a fantastic .632 clip in the third set, highlighted by four kills each from Clair and Crow, and 10 assists from Edie. The Rebels’ .632 hitting percentage, in which they notched 14 kills on 19 attempts with just two errors, was their highest clip in a set this season.

Ole Miss continued its impressive play in the fourth set by hitting at a .317 clip and cruised to a 25-18 victory to seal the match. Crow had a set-high six kills in the final game, and Edie passed out another 13 assists to go with her six digs.

The Rebels return home Sunday for their first home match since Oct. 20. It will be the first and only matchup of the season between Texas A&M and Ole Miss. The Aggies, as a team, entered the weekend ranked in the top-five in the league in hitting percentage (.244), assists (13.32 per set), kills (14.29 per set) and digs (15.70 per set). At the net, redshirt-freshman middle blocker Jazzmin Babers is second in the league in blocks, averaging 1.23 blocks per set.

Sunday is also Military Appreciation Day at the Gillom Sports Center. Retired and currently active military members will receive two free football tickets to the Ole Miss football game against Troy scheduled for Nov. 16.

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


 

 

Joe Getzin

    • Game 3: Ole Miss 8, ECU 6

      Sunday, February 19, 2017 - Baseball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 16.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #333333; -webkit-text-stroke: #333333} span.s1 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} For the second-consecutive game, ECU held a lead in the late stages of the game. ECU... read more

    • Game 2: Ole Miss 3, ECU 2

      Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Baseball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Ole Miss rallied from a two-run deficit in the late innings to knock off ECU 3-2 and clinch the... read more

    • Ole Miss 5, ECU 4

      Friday, February 17, 2017 - Baseball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} In a game that had the feel of an SEC Friday night showdown, baserunners were difficult to come by... read more

    • 2017 Ole Miss Baseball Walk Out Music

      Thursday, February 16, 2017 -

      With the 2017 Ole Miss Baseball season beginning tomorrow at Swayze Field (4 p.m. CT vs. No. 6 East Carolina), check out the always much-anticipated walk out music list. Which song is your favorite? Let us know on Twitter by... read more

    • Four Rebels Invited to the NFL Combine

      Monday, February 13, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Four Rebels will head to Indianapolis to take part in the NFL Combine in hopes of bolstering their draft... read more

    • What They're Saying: Men's Golf Sophomore Braden Thornberry

      Monday, February 13, 2017 - Men's Golf

      The breakout college golfer of the fall is trying to prove it wasn't a fluke. (@OleMissMGolf) https://t.co/S1IgwNJxmJ pic.twitter.com/p0IezRH1ul-- Ryan Herrington (@GWcampusinsider) February 6, 2017 .@tberrygolf enters the mix for this September at LACC.#WalkerCup Watch List: https://t.co/UPkkcOD3lX pic.twitter.com/0Sprbl7Qv4-- Golfweek (@golfweek) February... read more

    • Rebels Focus on Defense on Signing Day

      Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Ole Miss' defense needed a shot in the arm after a 2016 season to forget. It began by retooling... read more

    • Engram Named a Top Performer by NFL Network's Mike Mayock

      Monday, January 30, 2017 - Football

      The Senior Bowl always offers players a chance to improve their draft stock by performing well against some of the best players in the nation. Evan Engram took advantage of that opportunity. NFL Network's draft expert Mike Mayock named Engram... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Texas A&M

      Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Know the Opponent: Texas A&M (10-8, 2-5) KenPom ranking: 64 Best win: vs. No. 50 Virginia Tech Worst loss:... read more

    • Rebels Impressing at East-West Shrine Game

      Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color: #222221; -webkit-text-stroke: #222221} span.s1 {font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #000000;... read more

    • Former Rebel Coach Ron Aldy Honored at Kirk Academy

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Women's Basketball

      Former Women's Basketball Head Coach Ron Aldy and his family at gym floor dedication at Kirk Academy today. pic.twitter.com/Ruyc9TFui5-- Holmes Athletics (@holmesathletics) January 14, 2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px... read more

    • Tunsil Named AFC East Rookie of the Year by ESPN

      Monday, January 16, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and Ole Miss' former blind side protector Laremy Tunsil was named AFC East rookie of... read more

    • Three Rebel Coaches Among Top-20 Recruiters Nationally

      Friday, January 13, 2017 - Football

      With the hiring of Jacob Peeler as wide receiver coach, #OleMiss now has three asst coaches ranked in @247Sports '16 Top 20 best recruiters.-- Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) January 10, 2017 Ole Miss football bolstered its coaching staff by adding coaching... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Georgia

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Georgia (10-5, 2-1) KenPom ranking: 61 Best win: at No. 103 Auburn Worst loss: at No. 79 Oakland Ole... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Auburn

      Saturday, January 7, 2017 -

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Know the Opponent: Auburn (10-4) KenPom ranking: 105 Best win: No. 28 Texas Tech Worst loss: No. 172 Boston... read more

OFFICIAL STORE

GET SOCIAL

Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

Facebook