Rebels Fall On Road To Alabama
The Ole Miss Rebels volleyball team (7-6, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) received a season-high tying 14-kill performance from senior right side hitter Allegra Wells, and a match-high 15-dig performance from Ashley Veach, but it wasn't enough to top Alabama on the road. The Rebels made a number of rallies throughout the match, but couldn't grab the road victory, falling to Alabama 3-1 (22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 22-25).
OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss volleyball team will celebrate its seniors Wednesday night as the Rebels return home for the final time this season.
Ole Miss (11-16, 5-13 Southeastern Conference) will face Alabama Wednesday evening, and will celebrate seniors Ashley Anderson, Whitney Craven, Courtney Cunningham, Amanda Philpot, Kiley Sherman, Ashley Veach and Allegra Wells following the match. Wednesday's match vs. Alabama will be televised live by Cox Sports TV, and will be shown on a tape-delayed basis by Comcast on Thursday at 6 a.m. CT. Ole Miss will then close out the season Friday evening at 7 p.m. CT against Texas A&M, the SEC Western Division Champions.
"It's exciting to be back home at the Gillom Center," Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. "With Wednesday being senior night, we hope we can send this class off in a winning fashion."
Ole Miss lost a tough four-set match at Alabama earlier this season. The Rebels dropped the first two sets each by a 25-22 count before winning the third set 25-21. The two teams were tied 22-22 in the fourth set, but the Crimson Tide won the final three points to take the set 25-22, and the match 3-1. Wells had a season-high tying 14 kills for the Rebels, and Veach had a match-high 15 digs.
Ole Miss lost to Texas A&M 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-16) in front of 1,981 fans at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, in the Rebels' conference opener. Philpot had a double-double against the Aggies, recording 28 assists and 12 digs, while junior outside hitter Kara Morgan had a team-high 12 kills.
On Wednesday, 10 fans will have the opportunity to participate in "Turkey Bowling" at halftime. Following the match, Ole Miss will honor its seven seniors. The second annual Black Friday Extravaganza will take place Friday, as fans can enter to win exciting prizes.
Morgan leads Ole Miss in all matches with 3.03 kills per set. Philpot is passing out a team-high 9.27 assists per set to go with her 2.60 digs per set and 1.72 kills per set. Veach leads Ole Miss defensively with 4.33 digs per set.
Rebel middle blocker Nakeyta Clair was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after her strong play Friday and Sunday at Mississippi State and Arkansas. Clair has played fantastic volleyball in conference matches, ranking second in the SEC in hitting percentage with a .369 clip, and third in blocks, with 1.14 blocks per set.
Alabama (17-13, 6-12 SEC) falls just ahead of the Rebels in the conference standings this week, while Texas A&M (22-5, 14-4 SEC) racked up its first division championship over the weekend with a 3-1 win over Missouri on Friday. Texas A&M is currently receiving votes in the latest AVCA Coaches' Top 25, and is No. 18 in the latest NCAA RPI.
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.
Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more
The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more
With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more
Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more
Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more
The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more
Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more
Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more
Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more
In a tie for 7th place at 7-under, @OleMissFB takes home $30,000 in charity and scholarship. #CFAPBGolf pic.twitter.com/qd0JzilyYR-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 28, 2015 The Ole Miss team of head football coach Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy turned in a strong... read more
The Ole Miss men's and women's tennis team learned their postseason destinations, as the men's and women's NCAA Tournament fields were announced Tuesday. The men, ranked No. 13 in the nation, are the No. 14 overall seed and will be... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 21-27, 2015Baseball - During the five-game homestand, Ole Miss went 3-2 with a midweek win over Central Arkansas as well as claiming a weekend series over Alabama. - The Rebels recorded 68 hits throughout... read more
With a distance of 287-yards, the 2015 #CFAPBGolf Coaches Division Long Drive Champion is @CoachHughFreeze! pic.twitter.com/ProCdgbbg9-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 27, 2015 Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze took home the long drive title at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge... read more