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Monday, May 25, 2015

Lady Rebs looking to rebound

The Ole Miss soccer and volleyball programs have had a rather difficult week.

While the soccer squad lost at No. 20 Tennessee 4-3 in overtime on Friday and then 3-0 at Georgia on Sunday, the volleyball Rebs lost to Kentucky 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-14, 25-19) on Friday and to No. 19 Tennessee 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-13) on Sunday.

The good news for both teams is they are at home this weekend, hosting Florida and South Carolina in their respective sports.
Both squads will host Florida on Friday and then South Carolina on Sunday.

For the soccer team, perhaps the biggest task will be adjusting to life without scoring dynamo Rafaella Souza, who injured her ankle in the first half of Friday’s match at Tennessee.

Through 13 games, Souza has unquestionably been the Lady Rebels’ go-to scorer with nine goals and seven assists.

Head coach Matt Mott said on Monday he was unsure what Souza’s timetable would be, saying “It’s a foot injury. She’s going to be out for a while, we’re not quite sure how long at this point.”

Without Souza, Ole Miss will have to find another way to consistently generate quality offensive pressure. (October 13, 2011, Page 7)

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