Rebels drop road match at South Carolina

Published 12:00 pm Monday, November 2, 2015

For the first time all year, the Ole Miss volleyball team lost a match when outhitting their opponent, falling to South Carolina on the road, 3-0 Sunday in a nationally televised match on the SEC Network.

With the loss, the Rebels fell to 19-7 overall and 5-6 in the SEC, while South Carolina improved to 10-13 and 3-7 league play.

Ole Miss hit .250 in the match, marking just their second loss of the year when hitting above .200. South Carolina hit .227.

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The Rebels started slow and trailed 22-12 in set one, before going on a 12-2 run to tie it at 24. The Gamecocks won the final two points on a kill by Dessaa Legros and an ace by Aubrey Ezell to take the set 26-24.

South Carolina carried the momentum from holding on to win set one over to the second set, racing out to an 8-2 lead.  They led 18-13, before the Rebels went on a 7-4 run to get within 22-20, but the Gamecocks closed on a 4-1 run for 25-21 and a 2-0 lead at the break.