FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team returns to its home court Wednesday evening for a conference matchup against Ole Miss on the SEC Network. First serve is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. Single-match tickets are $5 for adults while UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission.
Wednesday’s match on the SEC Network will be the program’s first-ever television appearance on the newly launched network. A web stream of the midweek contest will also be available through SECNetwork.com, ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app. Adam Amin and Maria Taylor will hand the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively.
Fan Promotions vs. Ole Miss | 6 p.m. | SEC Network
GREEK CHALLENGE NIGHT
o All Greek organizations are encouraged to attend Wednesday’s match for a chance to win the overall attendance challenge. The first 150 Greek-affiliated students will receive a FREE limited edition t-shirt. The winning group will have a $250 donation made to the philanthropic organization of its choice and a group photo taken inside Razorback Stadium.
o One lucky UA student in attendance for Wednesday’s match will receive two pre-game sideline passes for Saturday’s sold out football game between Arkansas and Alabama.
Arkansas (8-8, 2-1 SEC) carries a 29-11 advantage in the all-time series against Ole Miss, including a 16-4 record against the Rebels in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks have won the last five meetings including a pair of wins in 2013. In the last match between the two teams, Arkansas registered the fourth-highest hitting percentage in program history with a .434 performance Nov. 3, 2013, at Barnhill Arena.
Senior Meredith Hays enters Wednesday’s match ranked first in the SEC and 14th in the NCAA with 4.56 kills per set and 19th overall with 5.08 points per set. Through the first three matches of SEC play, she is hitting .271 while posting 5.64 kills per set. Defensively, the Razorbacks’ blocking unit is 45th in the country at 2.52 blocks per set. Individually, redshirt sophomore Ana Sofia Jusino leads the team with 1.24 blocks per set.
Junior Chanell Clak-Bibbs is second among SEC hitters during league play with a .532 hitting percentage while Jusino is right behind at a .516 mark in conference matches. In the Razorbacks’ last match, junior libero Monica Bollinger collected the 600th dig of her career and enters this week’s slate of matches just 33 shy of 20th all-time in program history.
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