The LSU volleyball team concludes its three-match homestand when the Tigers meet Ole Miss in a SEC Western Division game at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Maravich Center.
Fans will have the opportunity to “Geaux Free” to Sunday’s match compliments of The Advocate. Gates will open to the public one hour before first serve.
LSU (10-13, 6-8 SEC) has compiled a 49-14 all-time series advantage and has won eight of its previous 10 meetings with Ole Miss (10-12, 4-9) dating to 2007. The two teams played a pair of five-set decisions last season with the road team winning both matches.
Offensively, Kara Morgan paces the Rebels and has provided 3.14 kills per set to rank 13th in the SEC. She also has ripped a team-leading 21 aces, and her 0.27 per set average is seventh among the SEC leaders.
Ty Laporte’s .309 hitting percentage is 12th in the SEC, and she has buried 60 kills over her last six matches, second-highest on the squad. On the back row, Ashley Veach has corralled 4.40 digs per set to check in at fourth place on the SEC leaderboard.
“Ole Miss is traditionally a difficult matchup, and a fun match to be a part of every time we play them,” LSU coach Fran Flory said. “For the first time in a while, we’ve had the opportunity to truly train at practice. Our numbers had been light due to a few injuries so we haven’t been able to get the number of reps high enough to where they really need for us to be able to maintain that consistency offensively, and have a flow with the tempo of our offense.”
LSU’s Desiree Elliott and Madie Jones are ranked inside the SEC’s Top 10 with 3.58 and 3.56 kills per set, respectively.
Elliott ripped a season’s best 22 kills versus Texas A&M on Oct. 26, while Jones has provided double digit spikes in all 10 of LSU’s victories.