AROUND THE NET: This has been a long time coming and is probably well over due.
In an effort to better keep y’all in the know with all things related to Ole Miss, Oxford High, Lafayette High and Water Valley High athletics, I’m going to attempt to blog more regularly in the form of an “around the net” entry. (more…) (November 28, 2011)
Back at the friendly confines of the Gillom Center for the first time this season, the Ole Miss volleyball team took care of business this weekend to claim the Magnolia Invitational crown.
After defeating Arkansas-Little Rock 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-21) and Northwestern 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 31-29, 25-20) on Friday, the Lady Rebels finished the weekend sweep by topping Central Arkansas 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-13) on Saturday. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 4B)
Both the Ole Miss soccer and volleyball programs will be looking to get back in the win column this weekend after working through difficult road trips last week.
For the volleyball squad, this weekend’s Magnolia Invitational marks the first time the Lady Rebels will be playing in front of a hometown crowd at the Gillom Sports Center. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)
Tournament berth No. 4 won’t be enough for the Ole Miss volleyball this season.
Coming off of three one-and-done appearances in the NCAA Tournament in the last five years (North Carolina defeated Ole Miss last year 3-1 in Berkeley, Calif.), the Lady Rebels have grander goals for the upcoming season. (August 12, 2011, Page 6A)
The Ole Miss women’s volleyball team will be making its third NCAA Tournament appearance in program history — and third in the past five seasons — when Ole Miss takes on North Carolina in the first round at California-Berkley.
The first-round matchup will take place on Friday. The winner of the match will face the winner of Cal-Berkley and Utah State in the second round on Saturday. North Carolina enters with a 24-9 overall mark and a 15-5 mark in the ACC. (November 29, 2010, Page 4B)
It wasn’t pretty, but coming off of a difficult loss to No. 1 Florida on Friday, the Ole Miss volleyball team will take its 3-1 (25-21 25-16, 20-25, 25-23) victory over South Carolina from Sunday.
Following the match, Ole Miss coach Joe Getzin admitted he was a bit worried about the Lady Rebels coming out flat against South Carolina. (November 1, 2010, Page 4B)
For the second week in a row, a Rebel middle blocker has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, when the league announced junior Regina Thomas as a winner of the weekly award on Monday.
Thomas helped lead Ole Miss (14-5, 8-2 SEC) to a pair of wins over the weekend including a 3-0 shutout of No. 12 LSU and a win over Arkansas. The victories put Ole Miss atop the SEC Western Division standings and second in the overall league standings halfway through conference play. The Texas native averaged 1.43 blocks per set on the weekend as she put down 10 blocks – a team-high five blocks in both sets – to help the Rebels run their win streak out to five consecutive matches. (October 19, 2010, Page 9)
It’s been three seasons since Ole Miss’ volleyball program last graced an NCAA Tournament bracket.
Following Sunday’s hard-fought 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22) victory over Arkansas at the Gillom Sports Complex, the Lady Rebels appear to have positioned themselves for a return trip to the tournament.
The win capped a successful weekend that began with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) victory against No. 12 LSU on national television and extended Ole Miss’ winning streak to five matches.
With an 8-2 league record (and 14-5 overall), Ole Miss hopes it has done enough halfway through the conference schedule to legitimize its tournament hopes. (October 18, 2010, Page 3B)
The 2010 season was supposed to be a year of transition for Ole Miss women’s volleyball team.
That sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth, and it was blatantly evident on Sunday when Ole Miss dismantled Georgia 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-19) at the Gillom Sports Complex.
Transitioning from a 10-20 overall record a year ago had the potential to make this season a long and difficult one.
That hasn’t been the case, however, as the Lady Rebels have already secured an improved Southeastern Conference record (6-2) and are looking to finish in the top half of the SEC for the first time since the 2007 season. (October 11, 2010, Page 4B)