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OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team suffered a three-game Southeastern Conference loss at Ole Miss Sunday.
Arkansas dropped the match 23-30, 28-30, 27-30 falling to 10-12 overall and 4-8 in the SEC.
“Our offense is terrible right now,” said a disappointed Arkansas head coach Chris Poole. “We just can’t get anything going right now. We had our chances in games two and three and couldn’t put them away.”
Arkansas had a sub-par hitting performance finishing with a .119 team hitting efficiency. Freshman Heather Royal was the only Lady Razorback in double figures. Royal had a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs for the second consecutive match.
The Lady Razorbacks out-blocked Ole Miss 11-6 but the Lady Rebels’ .169 hitting percentage was just enough to down Arkansas.
Arkansas trailed big in each of the games but made a remarkable comeback in the second frame. Down seven, 22-15, Arkansas scratched its way back to a 27-all tie eventually taking the 28-27 lead. Ole Miss took a timeout and an Arkansas hitting error swung the momentum back to the Lady Rebels who hung on for the 30-28 win.
The third game was much closer for the entire frame before Ole Miss opened the three-point, 27-24 lead late. Arkansas never surrendered battling back to a 27-all tie but again an unforced error handed the opponent an easy point and the win.
Arkansas returns home hosting Alabama and Mississippi State this weekend. For more information about Arkansas volleyball, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.