Rebels Hit Road For Matches At Kentucky, LSU

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 1, 2012

Ole Miss Notes Get Acrobat Reader

The Last Meeting
Kentucky3
Ole Miss0
October 5, 2012
Oxford, Miss.
Ole Miss Volleyball Falls To Kentucky
The Ole Miss Rebels volleyball team fell at home Friday night to Kentucky 3-0 (17-25, 18-25, 19-25) in a match in which the Wildcats hit at an impressive .548 clip. The loss was Ole Miss' (8-7, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) first at the Gillom Sports Center this season.

OXFORD, Miss. – After spending the last two weeks at home in the friendly confines of the Gillom Sports Center, the Ole Miss volleyball team will hit the road this weekend with matches at Kentucky and LSU.

Ole Miss (10-11, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) will face Kentucky (15-8, 9-4 SEC) on Friday at 6 p.m. CT. The Rebels will then take on LSU at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday, with the match being televised by Cox.

The Rebels will be facing a tough Kentucky team for the second time this season. Ole Miss fell 3-0 (17-25, 18-25, 19-25) to Kentucky in the two teams’ first meeting on Oct. 5. Ole Miss will be looking for its second win at Memorial Coliseum over the last three seasons. The Rebels swept UK 3-0 in 2010.

“When Kentucky was here I thought they played a very good match,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “How we can stop that a little bit is by changing some of our matchups. I don’t think we matched up well against them so I think we’ll try to match things up a little differently. We’ve got to respond to what they bring. Obviously, they’re a very good team.”

The Rebels will head south after Friday’s match to Baton Rouge, La., to take on the LSU Tigers. It will be the first matchup of the season between the two schools. Ole Miss won the two teams’ last meeting Oct. 23 of last season, a five-set thriller where the Rebels staved off six match points in the fourth set.

“It’s always a good match between (LSU and Ole Miss),” Getzin said. “They’re a team that is similar to Georgia and Auburn. They’re a very scrappy team. They’ll bring it from the beginning. Physically, we match up OK with them, it’s just a matter of us being able to hang in there long enough to have a game plan work for us.”

Ole Miss has been led offensively this season by junior outside hitter Kara Morgan, who is averaging 3.18 kills per set. Senior setter Amanda Philpot is passing out 9.08 assists per set, and defensively, senior libero Ashley Veach is fourth in the SEC with 4.44 digs per set.

The Rebels have had great production from its freshmen of late. In the last five matches, two of Ole Miss’ top three kill leaders are freshmen, with Ty Laporte (50 kills) just three kills behind Morgan. Similarly, the top two Rebels in blocks over the last five matches are freshmen, including Nakeyta Clair, who has led Ole Miss with 18.0 total blocks in the last five matches.

The Wildcats enter Friday’s match as winners of nine of their last 11 matches, including five 3-0 sweeps. UK won each of its two road matches last weekend over Tennessee and Georgia. Kentucky senior setter Christine Hartmann has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week in two of the last three weeks, and is third in the SEC with 10.75 assists per set.

LSU plays just one match this week. The Tigers have split its matches for six straight weekends in SEC action. LSU has been led offensively by Desiree Elliott (3.58 kills per set) and Madie Jones (3.56 kills per set), who each rank in the top 10 in kills in the SEC. LSU senior libero Meghan Mannari is currently second in the league with 4.83 digs per set.

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 Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Nkemdiche Headlines Retooled D-Line

      Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Football

      The return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and additions of sophomore Fadol Brown and freshman Marquis Haynes have changed the face of the defensive line, but freshman All-American Robert Nkemdiche remains front and center.  With a season of experience... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Sneak Peak

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football 2014: Episode 1 Sneak Peak from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Wallace: 'It's My Offense'

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The dean of Southeastern Conferences quarterbacks and the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns, senior Bo Wallace is as healthy and confident as ever, and he's also assumed a more vocal leadership role on the... read more

    • VIDEO: We Are Ole Miss

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Athletics

      We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, "Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss" from earlier this year: Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football: Fins Up (Part 2)

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Football

      In case you missed it, Fins Up (Part 1) from last year:... read more

    • Rebels Battle Injuries on Defense

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed that junior cornerback Carlos Davis suffered a torn ACL and will likely have surgery Monday. Davis joins sophomore cornerback Tee Shepard and junior safety Chief Brown on the list of players expected to miss... read more

    • Recapping the SEC Network Launch

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Athletics

      The launch of the SEC Network shows the growth and vision of the 14 schools in the conference. #OleMiss-- Coach Alex (@apsimms2) August 15, 2014 That was fun! And the @SECNetwork is only getting started. #SECStoried finished strong. Great... read more

    • Ole Miss and the SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Athletics

      Tonight is the night!! #SECNetworkLaunch pic.twitter.com/73UYs8B0Hg-- SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 14, 2014 Historic day for SEC & #OleMiss as we celebrate the launch of the @SECNetwork at 5pm CST! Congrats to everyone who made it happen!-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August... read more

    • Luke Breaks Down the Offensive Line

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Football

      The center and right tackle position battles have been two of the biggest story lines of fall camp, but as the Rebels prepped for their second preseason scrimmage Wednesday night, they are closer to solidifying the depth chart along the... read more

    • Attitude, Effort are Front and Center in Process

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Volleyball

      "Buy-in" is a common term thrown around by coaches. How will first-year Ole Miss head volleyball coach Steven McRoberts measure buy-in, as the team continues its preseason work for the upcoming season? Attitude and effort. "If we bring those two... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Soccer Day One

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Soccer

      THE SEASON: Soccer - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Kennedy Recaps Trip, Talks New-Look Roster

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team wrapped up its Bahamian exhibition tour with a perfect 2-0 record. Head coach Andy Kennedy recapped the trip, talked about the chemistry, depth and experience of a new-look roster heading into the fall. The... read more

    • Looking at CB, OL, WR and RB Depth

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      Sophomore defensive end Fadol Brown and sophomore cornerback Kailo Moore returned from their respective injuries, while sophomore Tee Shepard remains out with a toe injury. The results from Shepard's MRI performed on Saturday are being sent to Birmingham, head coach... read more

    • Ole Miss Programming on SEC Network

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      The SEC Network will debut on Thursday, August 14 with a three-hour SEC Now that will visit every SEC school and the 21 sports within the SEC. The first two weeks of the network will also feature customized programming to... read more

    • The Week That Was: Ole Miss Football

      Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss continues its preparations for the the 2014 season with the second full week of fall camp starting Monday. Here's a look back at the first full week of fall camp with some observations and takeaways, as well as... read more