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Volleyball looks to build on upset win at LSU this weekend

 

The Ole Miss volleyball team will return home this weekend for a pair of matches against Southeastern Conference opponents Auburn and Georgia. 

The Rebels (6-14, 2-10) split last weekend’s matches on the road, which included a five-set upset win over the LSU Tigers, their first home loss to an SEC Western Division opponent since 2004. 

Coming off their second conference win of the season, Ole Miss is looking to carry that momentum into this weekend. However, the Rebels lost to both Auburn (9-13, 3-9 SEC) and Georgia (9-13, 5-7) earlier in the season on the road.

In the match against LSU, Ole Miss received solid play from senior libero Morgan Springer, who had 24 digs and leads the defense with 18 matches of double-digit digs this season. Junior Allegra Wells also had a career-high 18 kills to lead the Rebels. Senior Regina Thomas put down 10 kills against LSU and continues to lead the SEC in hitting with a .382 percentage.

Another important player on the court has been sophomore Kara Morgan, whose role continues to increase as the season has progressed and leads the team with 124 kills in conference play.

Auburn lost to both Tennessee and Kentucky last weekend, but pushed the Wildcats, one of the top teams in the conference, to five sets. Georgia was also swept last weekend by the Volunteers and Wildcats and will go on the road to Alabama on Friday night and then face the Rebels in a Sunday afternoon match.

Ole Miss will begin weekend action Friday night against Auburn at 7 p.m. and continue play Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. against Georgia. Both matches will be at the Gillom Sports Center.