OXFORD, Miss. — The LSU volleyball team swept Ole Miss 28-26, 25-18, 25-20 to extend its winning streak to six matches, giving coach Fran Flory her 309th victory to become the all-time wins leader in LSU volleyball history Wednesday night.
It was the Rebels’ first home loss of the season
With a balanced attack and suffocating defense, LSU (11-7, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) the Tigers hit .333 as a group and held Ole Miss (18-4, 4-4) to .182.
“I thought we showed great poise tonight, and I’m proud of our effort,” Flory said. “We were balanced, and we controlled our opportunities. ... We held the energy on our side and did a great job of controlling the match because of that.”
Now in her 17th season at the Tigers helm, Flory passed former LSU coach Scott Luster, whom she worked under during LSU’s Final Four runs in the early ’90s. That span included five 20-win seasons, multiple SEC Western Division titles and a regular season conference championship.
Recruiting class ranked No. 1: The LSU baseball team’s star-studded 2014 signing class didn’t need Mac Marshall to be No. 1.
Baseball America became the third major outlet to rank LSU’s latest recruiting haul No. 1 in the nation, the school announced Wednesday. BA joined Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game to give the Tigers the top spot.
Former recruiting coordinator Javi Sanchez helped reel in the signing class. He left the program and has been replaced by Andy Cannizaro.
Marshall, a highly rated pitcher from Georgia and considered the class’ headliner, abruptly withdrew from school in September and will attend a Florida junior college. He plans to leap to professional baseball next year. He would have had to spend three years at LSU before being eligible for the draft.
“Not many recruiting classes could withstand a blow like that, but LSU’s incredibly deep class still ranks as college baseball’s best,” wrote Aaron Fitt, Baseball America’s national writer.
The freshman class includes six pitchers and five position players. The Tigers are in fall practice.
Baseball America’s Top 10: 1, LSU; 2, Virginia; 3, Florida; 4, Arkansas; 5, South Carolina; 6, North Carolina; 7, UCLA; 8, Stanford; 9, Oregon State; 10, Florida State.