By Adam Brown
The Ole Miss volleyball team travels to Knoxville, Tennessee this evening to face the Tennessee Volunteers for the second time this season. First serve is slated for 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network+.
“We won a fight here, and it was a tough match to win at home. It’s going to be even tougher on the road,” Ole Miss head coach Steven McRoberts said.
Ole Miss (14-6, 6-3 SEC) is looking to bounce back from their last three matches. On Sunday against the Kentucky Wildcats, senior Emily Stroup became the all-time kills leader in the rally-scoring era. She now owns the school record for kills at 1,421.
Coach McRoberts’ squad leads the SEC in digs per set with 15.61, and they rank second overall with 193 total rejections averaging 2.42 per set.
Tennessee’s (9-11, 3-7 SEC) three wins in league play have come against Texas A&M in a five-setter, and sweeps of Auburn and Mississippi State. Senior Tessa Grubbs leads the squad and ranks fourth in the league with 318 total kills. She posted 19 against the Rebels at the last meeting. Junior libero Madison Coulter boasts a team-best 315 digs, also turning in a career-high with 35 during the September matchup.
This will be the 57th all-time meeting between the two programs with the Volunteers holding a 45-11 advantage in the series. The Rebels took down Tennessee 3-2 at home to open up conference action during Ole Miss’ 14-match winning streak.
Fans can watch all the action of this match on SECNetwork+ on the ESPN app.