Ole Miss Falls To Texas A&M 3-1

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Sophomore Nakeyta Clair had 13 kills and three block assists vs. Texas A&M.

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Sophomore Nakeyta Clair had 13 kills and three block assists vs. Texas A&M.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 10, 2013

Box Score | Blog Post: Clair, Edie Key 2-1 Week For Rebels | Photo Gallery

OXFORD, Miss. – Playing its third match in a five-day span, the Ole Miss volleyball team fought back after a slow start Sunday afternoon at the Gillom Sports Center, but could not top Texas A&M and fell 3-1 (10-25, 20-25, 25-22, 21-25).

The Rebels came on strong in the third set to extend the match, but a tough loss in the fourth set ended the match. Sunday concluded a busy week for Ole Miss that saw the Rebels play five matches in the first 10 days of the month.

“I don’t think it was not being ready to play,” said Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin of the match. “It’s a little bit of fatigue, and frustration when things don’t work well that have been working well. We’re young enough to not understand that you have to work through that. It’s frustrating that we came out and our offensive production slipped backward a bit. It’s all above the shoulders right now.”

Sophomore middle blocker Nakeyta Clair led Ole Miss (13-13, 3-10 Southeastern Conference) with a team-high 13 kills and three block assists. Freshman setter Aubrey Edie passed out 36 assists to go along with five digs, and junior libero Cara Fisher had a team-high 15 digs. It was the third straight match for Fisher with a double-digit kill total. Senior Kara Morgan provided five kills, 13 digs and a pair of block assists, while junior defensive specialist Rachael McLamore had a season-high tying 12 digs.

Ole Miss struggled offensively in the match, as Texas A&M redshirt freshman middle blocker Jazzmin Babers, who entered the week second in the SEC with 1.25 blocks per set, had six block assists against the Rebel attack.

“Texas A&M does a very good job at blocking and giving you a limited court to hit in,” Getzin said.

Entering the third set down 2-0 in the match, Ole Miss won a hard fought, back-and-forth third game that featured nine ties and five lead changes. Trailing 6-10, Ole Miss went on an 8-3 run to take its first lead in the set at 14-13. From there, the two teams stayed within two points of each other until Ole Miss took a 24-21 lead just prior to closing out the set with a 25-22 victory. Junior outside hitter Marie-Pierre Bakima, Clair and freshman right side hitter Melanie Crow each had four kills in the set. Edie passed out a set-high 13 assists and Morgan added seven digs.

The fourth set proved to be even closer than the third, as the two teams had 10 ties and six lead changes prior to the Aggies going on a 4-0 run to close out the set and the win the match with a 25-21 final-set victory.

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.

Joe Getzin

Nakeyta Clair

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 8

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 8 - Tennessee (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Freeze, Miles Talk Ole Miss-LSU Rivalry

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 13-19)

      Monday, October 20, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 19

      Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Athletics

      It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more

    • Winning Formula for Rebels is No Secret

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Tennessee Motivational

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Tennessee Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Tennessee

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more

    • SEC Nation Talent Talks Ole Miss on Visit

      Friday, October 17, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more

    • What They're Saying: Midseason Honors

      Friday, October 17, 2014 - Football

      At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more

    • Rebels Slow Offensive Tempo

      Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Football

      With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 7

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 7 - Texas A&M (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Defense, Tennessee

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more

    • VIDEO: Studio 18 Live 10.15.14

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • VIDEO: 'Can't Be Denied' Hype Video

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • VIDEO: Bo Wallace on The Dan Patrick Show

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Football

      read more