Rebel Volleyball Faces Alabama, South Carolina In SEC Road Weekend

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 27, 2012

Ole Miss Notes Get Acrobat Reader

The Last Meeting
Alabama1
Ole Miss3
November 25, 2011
Oxford, Miss.
Rebels Down Alabama 3-1 To Close Out Season
Amanda Philpot tallied a triple-double on Friday night to help Ole Miss close out its season with a 3-1 win over Alabama.

OXFORD, Miss. - Coming off an exciting 3-1 victory over intrastate rival Mississippi State on Friday night, the Ole Miss volleyball team (7-5, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) will hit the road again to take on Alabama (12-4, 1-3 SEC) and South Carolina (13-2, 2-2 SEC).

Ole Miss faces Alabama at 7 p.m. CT Friday before taking on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CT.

"It's always difficult to travel in the SEC where you have a good crowd to face," Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. "We need to continue to mature and handle adverse situations on the road. We're still continuing to grow as a team and we're focusing on our side of the net. We did well with that last Friday and we hope to continue to do that this weekend."

Ole Miss enters Friday night's match coming off its first SEC victory of the season. The Rebels were led to a 3-1 victory over Mississippi State on Sept. 21 by senior setter Amanda Philpot, who recorded her second triple-double of the season. Philpot had 40 assists, 12 digs and 10 kills against the Bulldogs, while fellow co-captain Kara Morgan had her fifth double-double of the season with 15 kills and 11 digs.

Philpot has run the Ole Miss offense with 429 assists to go along with her 86 kills, which ranks third on the team.

Morgan and senior right side hitter Allegra Wells have been the Rebels' kill leaders with 147 and 125, respectively. Morgan's 3.80 kills per set average in conference play is the seventh best mark in the SEC.

On the defensive side, senior Ashley Veach has continued to excel in her first season at the libero position. Veach ranks second in the SEC in all matches with 5.11 digs per set. Veach's 30- and 37-dig performances this season at Miami (Fla.) and at Xavier, respectively, are the second and fourth most by a student-athlete in the SEC.

The Crimson Tide enter Friday night's contest after dropping a pair of road matches last weekend at Georgia and at Auburn. The Rebels are 7-12 against Alabama in the Joe Getzin era, but are 3-1 against the Tide over the last two seasons. Each team won at its home court last season, as Ole Miss swept Alabama 3-0 on "Senior Night" last year in Oxford.

The Rebels are 7-10 against South Carolina in the Joe Getzin era, and are 3-1 against the Gamecocks in the last two seasons. Each team won on the opposing team's floor last season, as Ole Miss dropped a 3-1 decision to South Carolina in Oxford before defeating the Gamecocks 3-0 in Columbia.

Ole Miss will face two of the top active kill leaders in the SEC this weekend. Alabama senior outside hitter Kayla Fitterer is second in the conference with 1,147 kills in her impressive career. Fitterer is averaging 3.67 kills per set this season.

For South Carolina, junior outside hitter Juliette Thévenin has recorded 891 kills in her three-year career and is averaging 4.31 kills per set this season in all matches, and an SEC-high 4.75 kills per set in conference action.

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

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Three and Out: Ole Miss-LSU

      Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss travels to No. 23 LSU for an SEC West Showdown on Saturday. Stopping The Run Not just this year, but throughout head coach Les Miles' tenure, LSU's running game has been... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-LSU Pregame

      Friday, October 24, 2014 - Football

      Ahead of a rivalry renewed on a national stage, complete with a visit of ESPN's "College GameDay" and the mystique of a Saturday night game in Death Valley, here's link roundup of videos and stories from local and national media... read more

    • Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play

      Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Football

      Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play Through the years, special teams play has provided a winning edge in the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, and and you don't have to go all the way back to Billy Cannon's 1959 Halloween run. In... read more

    • 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