Volleyball Heads to Arkansas State Invitational
Aug. 31, 2017

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OXFORD, Miss. –
The Ole Miss volleyball team (3-1) will head to Jonesboro Arkansas this weekend to take part in the A-State Invitational at the Convocation Center.

The Rebels will open play against Virginia Tech Friday at 11 a.m. and continue with SMU at 4 p.m. Ole Miss concludes the tournament Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against host Arkansas State.

Ole Miss opened the season going 3-1 at the Rebel Invitational with wins over Louisiana Tech, Chattanooga and Florida A&M and a close loss to North Dakota State.

Each match will feature live stats and live video. Those can be accessed by going to OleMissSports.com and clicking on the links in the calendar.

Quick Hits…
• Junior defensive specialist Caroline Adams and sophomore right side Emily Stroup were named to the All-Tournament Team. Adams paced the back row defense all weekend with an average of 4.62 digs per set which helped the Rebels post a league-leading 20.19 digs per set. Against North Dakota, Adams posted a career-high 31 digs, which ranks third all-time in a five set match. Stroup tallied 48 kills (3.00 per set) and hit .367 for the weekend.
• The Rebels posted a 25-point era single-match record of 110 kills against North Dakota.
• Under head coach Steven McRoberts, the Rebels are 42-4 in non-conference matches.
• Senior outside hitter Kate Gibson made history last Friday night, becoming the first member of the 1,000/1,000 club in the rally scoring era at Ole Miss. She recorded her 1,000th career dig to go with 1,000-plus kills. She averaged 3.44 kills and 4.00 digs per set for the weekend.
• Fellow senior outside hitter Lexi Thompson posted three double-doubles on the weekend to increase her career record to 37. She had 13 kills and 19 digs in the 3-2 win against Louisiana Tech, and then Sunday she posted 14 kills and 17 digs on a .312 attack percentage in a 3-0 win over Florida A&M. For the weekend, Thompson averaged 3.12 kills and 4.25 digs per set. 
• Thompson totaled 68 digs for the weekend, and now needs just 14 to join Gibson in the 1,000/1,000 club.
• Sophomore Nayo Warnell led the blocking attack with 0.94 blocks per set and also hit .357 in the four matches. In the win over Florida A&M, Warnell posted seven kills on a career-best .636 clip.
• Freshman Bayleigh Scott played in all four matches, and started the final two of the weekend. She totaled 17 kills and hit .424.
• Sophomore Jordan Fate and freshman Lauren Bars did a fine job taking over the setting duties. Bars totaled 115 assists, while Fate added 63. Both helped five players hit above .280 and four above .300 in a 3-0 win against Chattanooga. They helped four players hit above .300, including two at or above .400 in the 3-0 win vs. Florida A&M.
• Junior transfer Caitlin Wernentin contributed to the 3-1 start with 25 kills and hit .213. 

For more information on Ole Miss Volleyball, follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissVB, on Facebook at OleMissVolleyball and on Instagram at OleMissVB. Also follow Coach McRoberts on Twitter, @CoachMcRoberts.






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