Rebels Top Alabama On Senior Night

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ashley Veach had her first double-double with 23 digs and a career-high 11 assists on senior night.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ashley Veach had her first double-double with 23 digs and a career-high 11 assists on senior night.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 21, 2012

Stats | Photo Gallery

OXFORD, Miss. – It was the seniors who rose to the occasion Wednesday night, as the Ole Miss volleyball team took down visiting Alabama 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-20, 25-14) at the Gillom Sports Center on senior night.

Senior libero Ashley Veach and senior setter Amanda Philpot each finished with double-doubles on the night. Veach recorded a team-high 23 digs to go with her career-high 11 assists, while Philpot finished with a team-high 41 assists and 12 digs. It was the first double-double of Veach’s career, and was the 12th this season for Philpot. Senior right side hitter Allegra Wells finished with a team-high 14 kills and three block assists in the victory.

“Obviously, on senior night, the seniors stepped up and we came away with a good victory,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “On a senior night, for them to perform in front of their families always means a lot to them. I’m just really proud, and hopefully we can do that again Friday evening.”

Ole Miss (12-16, 6-13 Southeastern Conference) finished with three players reaching double figures in kills, as freshman middle blocker Ty Laporte and junior outside hitter Kara Morgan each had 10 to join Wells in double figures. Senior outside hitter Kiley Sherman recorded a season-high tying six kills on a career-high .545 attacking percentage. Reigning SEC Freshman of the Week, Nakeyta Clair, had nine kills, two solo blocks and five block assists for the Rebels.

Ole Miss led for much of the first set en route to winning 25-21. The Rebels were led in the opening frame by Philpot’s 12 assists and six digs, and Laporte’s five kills. Morgan tallied two of her team-high four service aces in the opening frame as well. Morgan now has 30 aces this season, the most ever by a Rebel in a single season during the rally scoring era.

After falling in the second set 16-25, Ole Miss responded with a 25-20 victory in the third. The Rebels got five kills from Morgan in the third set, along with 10 assists from Philpot and five digs from Veach. As a team, Ole Miss hit at a .353 mark in the third set.

It was all Rebels in the fourth set, as Ole Miss raced out to an early 10-4 lead and never let up en route to an emphatic 25-14 match-clinching set victory. Veach recorded nine digs in the final set to bring her total up to 23. It was the second consecutive match for Veach with at least 20 digs. Veach now has 447 digs this season, the second most in Ole Miss single-season history.

Ole Miss honored eight seniors Wednesday night, including Ashley Anderson, Whitney Craven, Courtney Cunningham, Philpot, Sherman, Veach, Wells and manager Nick Quillen.

Ole Miss will close out the 2012 season at home Friday with Texas A&M (23-5, 15-4 SEC), which is coming off a thrilling five-set victory at Tennessee Wednesday night. The match against the SEC West Champions will begin at 7 p.m. CT. Texas A&M is currently receiving votes in the latest AVCA Coaches’ Top 25, and is No. 18 in the latest NCAA RPI. During the match, Ole Miss will be hosting the second annual Black Friday Extravaganza, where fans can enter to win exciting prizes, including a 32-inch LCD HDTV.

In its first matchup against the Aggies, Ole Miss lost 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-16) in front of 1,981 fans at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. Philpot had a double-double in the match, recording 28 assists and 12 digs, while had a team-high 12 kills.

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

Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin

Ole Miss senior libero Ashley Veach

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Previewing Ole Miss Football Media Day

      Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss football players will report to campus on Friday for the start of 2014 fall camp.  Friday will also feature Media Day activities beginning with head coach Hugh Freeze's press conference at 2 p.m, which will be streamed live... read more

    • Bjork, Kennedy, Insell at Arena Groundbreaking

      Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Athletics Foundation

        ... read more

    • New Hitting Coach Mike Clement Q-And-A

      Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Baseball

      On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more

    • Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

      Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Watch: Freeze on CFB Live Watch: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman... read more

    • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

      Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

      All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

      Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

    • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

    • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

    • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

      Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more

    • Ole Miss In CFB 24/7 14 For '14 Series

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

      NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 1 Of SEC Media Days

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more

    • Cozart Named Best Defensive SS Of First Half

      Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Baseball

      Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Baseball Postseason

      Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Baseball

      The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more