Volleyball to Face Northern Colorado
Sept. 11, 2017

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OXFORD, Miss. –
Coming off a title at the Ole Miss Classic, the Rebel volleyball team looks to maintain momentum Tuesday in a road match against Northern Colorado.

The Rebels (7-3) and Bears (4-5) will square off at the Bank of Colorado Arena at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday. Fans can watch the match with live streaming via the Big Sky Conference.  

Quick Hits…
• The Rebels went 3-0 to capture the Ole Miss Classic this past weekend with wins against Northwestern State, Austin Peay and Mercer.
• This marked the first tournament title of the season for the Rebels and 12th under head coach Steven McRoberts.
• It also marked the team’s fourth five-setter of the year as the Rebels are now 3-1 in those. 
• Senior Lexi Thompson was named the tournament MVP with a lights out performance in the final match against Mercer. She posted 47 kills (4.27 per set) and 35 digs (3.18 per set) for the tournament, including a double-double of 24 kills and 16 digs to lead the Rebels to a come-from-behind 3-2 win versus Mercer in the final match. Thompson also added five blocks and two service aces.
• Thompson led all players on the night with 29.5 points and averaged 4.91 points per set for the weekend.
• Junior Caroline Adams and senior Kate Gibson joined Thompson on the all-tournament team.  

Scouting Northern Colorado…
Northern Colorado comes into Tuesday night’s match at 4-5. They are coming off a 2-1 showing at the New Mexico Lobo Classic including a sweep of New Mexico. The Bears beat UT-Arlington 3-1 after dropping their opening match of the tournament to Portland 3-1. Senior outside hitter Alex Kloehn leads UNC with 2.98 kills per set while sophomore defensive specialist Taylor Els averages 4.25 digs per set. Both players were named to the Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team. 

Rebels vs. Bears…
This will be the first ever meeting between Ole Miss and Northern Colorado.

Colorado Rebels…
Senior outside hitter Kate Gibson hails from the Rocky Mountain State. She went to Valor High School in Sedalia, Colorado. 

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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