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Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly won’t give up on disappointing season
To say things haven’t gone according to plan for the 3-4 Ole Miss Rebels would be an understatement.
However, senior QB Chad Kelly doesn’t want to see his Ole Miss career come to an even more disappointing end.
He told 247Sports that it’s important the Rebels keep fighting over the final five games:
“We just got to change it around man,” Kelly said. “We hate to lose. It stinks sitting here saying this and that almost every week.
Courtesy of Adam Spencer and to read the rest of this article go to Saturday Down South.com.
Ole Miss Football: Rebels Catch Fever in Baton Rouge
The Ole Miss football team faced off against LSU on Saturday night in Death Valley and came away limping after being beaten 38-21.
The LSU Tigers cat-scratched Ole Miss so badly that the Rebels season might be over. Not the dream for a big-time bowl, because that has been over, but the dream to make a bowl might be over for Ole Miss.
Courtesy of Randy Morgan and to read the rest of this story go to OleHottyToddy.com
Rebel Soccer Drops Match at Vanderbilt
The Ole Miss soccer team struck first, but couldn’t maintain its early advantage, falling 4-1 to Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon at the VU Soccer Complex.
The Rebels (9-9, 4-6 SEC) got its goal from Bella Fiorenzo in the 29th minute, while the Commodores (9-7-1, 5-4-1 SEC) scored in the 34th, 51st, 68th and 77th minutes.
Fiorenzo netted her third score of the year at the 29:28 mark after she was fouled just outside the box, then floated in a perfect free kick into the far left corner of the net over Vanderbilt keeper Lauren Demarchi. That score would hold for five minutes before Sydney O’Donnell struck from the far corner of the box tying it 1-1.
Ole Miss had a look with just a minute left in the half when Gretchen Harknett crossed in a corner kick and Fiorenzo headed it in from around the 6-yard box, but a nice stop by the Vandy keeper kept it away sending the two teams to half locked at 1-1.
After the break, Claire Anderson found the net from the left post just six minutes into the half to give the Commodores a 2-1 lead, before Jackie Welch’s score in the 68th, and Hannon Eberts’ goal in the 77th capped the scoring on the afternoon.
The Rebels finished with 10 shots overall in the contest led by three from Fiorenzo. Addie Forbus and Liza Harbin both had two each, while the Commodores had nine shots total.
Ole Miss returns to the pitch Thursday, Oct. 27 at No. 2 South Carolina to close out the regular season.
Keep up with all the latest news and information on the Rebels by following Ole Miss Soccer on Twitter at @OleMissSoccer, on Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissSoccer, and on Instagram at Instagram.com/officialolemisssoccer. Also follow head coach Matt Mott on Twitter at @CoachMattMott. Additionally fans can get a behind the scenes look at Ole Miss Athletics on Snapchat under the handle, @WeAreOleMiss.
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Ole Miss Pushes Back the Tide 3-1 in Volleyball
Behind a season-high hitting percentage in Southeastern Conference play (.293) and an SEC leading 14th double-double from junior outside hitter Lexi Thompson, the Ole Miss volleyball team defeated Alabama 3-1 Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
It was Book it to The Pavilion day benefitting the Lafayette County Literacy Council. Fans were encouraged to bring a new children’s book in exchange for one free ticket to the men’s basketball game on Dec. 15 against Murray State. The Literacy council collected 64 books.
The Rebels started off the match strong, hitting .577 and siding out at 66 percent in set one. Thompson put down one of her five kills in the set to make it 12-7 and force Alabama to call its first timeout. The Rebels maintained their lead the rest of the way winning the set 25-18 to go up 1-0 in the match.
Alabama answered in set two hitting .270 to the Rebels .163 and siding out at 66 percent. They gained an early lead and increased it to seven as Ole Miss called its first timeout trailing 12-5. The Crimson Tide led by six late (23-17), but the Rebels pulled to within three, 23-20, before Bama closed out the set 25-21 to even the match. Junior middle blocker Taylor Alexander notched five of her nine kills in set two to try and keep the Rebels in it.
Coming out of the break, the Rebels jumped out to a 9-4 lead forcing Alabama to use its first timeout in set three. The Rebels won the next three points to increase their lead to 12-4 as the Crimson Tide called their final timeout of the set. Siding out at 73 percent, the Rebels kept the pressure on and went on to win the set 25-15 to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
The Rebels have had trouble closing out matches recently where they’ve been ahead, but this time, they built a lead to start the fourth set and never relinquished it. Trailing 13-6, the Tide called their first timeout of the set to try and stall the Rebels’ momentum. After a service ace by the Crimson Tide’s Krystal Rivers cut it to 16-12, Ole Miss called a timeout. Following the timeout, the Rebels went on a 5-2 to run to go back up by seven, 21-14. Alabama cut into the lead again, but never got closer than four, as the Rebels closed strong 25-18 to take the 3-1 win.
• The Rebels snapped a five match losing streak to improve to 13-9 overall, 2-7 in the SEC.
• The Rebels have now won four straight against Alabama.
• The Rebels posted their highest hitting percentage in conference play with .293. They held Alabama to .166.
• Junior outside hitter Lexi Thompson posted her 14th double-double of the season with 20 kills and 11 digs. She hit .333.
• With her 20 kills, Lexi Thompson moved up to seventh all-time at Ole Miss with 892 career kills. With her 11 digs, Thompson now has 814 for her career and needs 11 to move up to eighth.
• It marked the 17th match this year for Lexi Thompson to finish with double-digit kills.
• Junior outside hitter Kate Gibson recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 12 kills and 11 digs.
• Freshman Emily Stroup finished with a career-high 9 kills on a .500 clip.
• Junior middle blocker Taylor Alexander finished the match with 9 kills on a .389 clip and 3 blocks.
• Senior Aubrey Edie passed out 45 assists and added 5 kills, 7 digs and 2 blocks.
• Sophomore right side Kathryn Cather missed her fourth match in the last six.
The Rebels will travel to Gainesville, Florida Oct. 28 to take on No. 10 Florida at 6 p.m. CT at the Lemrand Center. The match will be broadcast on SECN+.
For more information on Ole Miss Volleyball, follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissVB, on Facebook at OleMissVolleyball and on Instagram at OleMissVB. Also follow Coach McRoberts on Twitter, @CoachMcRoberts.
Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports