Tigers Drop Five-Setter at Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. – The LSU volleyball team fell in five-sets at Ole Miss on Sunday afternoon by scores of 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 21-25, 14-16. The Tigers are now 5-11 on the year and 0-5 in the SEC. Ole Miss improves to 11-8 on the season and 1-4 in the SEC.
Taylor Bannister led the attack with 22 kills, hitting .370 for the match. Jacqui Armer (12), Milan Stokes (11) and Sydney Mukes (11) all finished in double-digit kills. Raigen Cianciulli finished 32 digs, her second-best career dig number. Anna Zwiebel finished with her second-straight double-double of a season-high 59 assists and 11 digs.
- The Tigers return home for a four-game home stand in the next two weeks, facing Georgia on Wednesday at 8 p.m. inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The match will air on ESPNU.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After going point-for-point early in the set, Ole Miss went on a 4-0 run to take an 11-6 lead on the Tigers, forcing them to a timeout. LSU scored the next two points out of the timeout, including a service ace by Olivia Beyer.
- The Tigers came within one, 17-16, after a 3-0 run, forcing Ole Miss to a timeout. That 3-0 run included a kill from Beyer and Sydney Mukes.
- LSU tied the set up at 18-18 on a Mukes solo block. The two teams went point-for-point, but the Tigers took a two-point lead, 23-21, after a block by Taylor Bannister and Jacqui Armer and a kill by Katie Kampen.
- Bannister finished off the set for the Tigers with her second kill of the set, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead on the match.
- The Tigers hit .281 on the set, getting 12 kills on 32 attacks with just three errors.
- LSU started off the second set on a 3-0 run on back-to-back kills by Bannister and Armer and a block by Bannister.
- Ole Miss worked its way back and came within one, 7-6, but the Tigers continued to lead the Rebels, taking a 15-13 lead into the media timeout.
- Out of the media timeout, the Tigers went on a 3-0 run to take a 18-13 lead and force Ole Miss to a timeout. The Rebels answered with a 3-0 run and forced the Tigers to take a timeout as they came within two, 18-16.
- Ole Miss tied the set up 19-19 and the two teams went back and forth. The Tigers took a timeout at 21-21, but Ole Miss went on a 4-1 run to finish out the set and tie the match up at 1-1. The Tigers hit .140 to the Rebels .250 clip in the second set.
- LSU took a 2-1 lead to start the third set, but the two teams would go back and forth, tying the set up four times before Ole Miss took a 7-5 lead. LSU tied the set up at 8-8 after a Armer kill and again at 13-13 on an Ole Miss attacking error.
- Ole Miss took a 15-14 lead into the media timeout. Ole Miss scored the first point out of the timeout, but the Tigers went on a 3-0 run to take an 18-16 lead and force the Rebels to a timeout.
- Ole Miss tied the set up at 18-18 and the two teams went point-for-point, but the Tigers took a 24-20 lead after a 4-0 run and claimed the set, 25-21 on a blocking error by the Rebels.
- In a set with 12 ties and three lead changes, LSU hit .289 in the third set, getting 15 kills on 38 attacks with four errors.
- LSU got out to a 5-2 lead in the fourth set, but the Rebels worked their way back to tie the set up at 7-7.
- Ole Miss took a 10-8 lead on an LSU service error, but the Tigers tied it back up on back-to-back points. The two teams went point for point and Ole Miss took another two-point lead on another LSU service error, 14-12.
- LSU went on a 3-0 run to take a 15-14 lead into the media timeout, getting kills from Beyer and Bannister. The Rebels answered with a 3-0 run and force LSU to take a timeout.
- Out of the timeout, the two teams went point-for-point, but Ole Miss came out on top, 25-21, to tie the match 2-2.
- The Tigers hit .351 on the set, getting 17 kills on 37 attacks.
- LSU got out to a 3-1 lead to start the fifth set, but Ole Miss worked its way back. The two teams went point-for-point until the Tigers put together back-to-back points to take a 8-7 lead.
- LSU took an 11-10 lead after a Bannister kill and forced the Rebels to use a timeout. Ole Miss came out of the timeout and scored two-straight points, forcing the Tigers to a timeout.
- An ace from Katie Kampen gave the Tigers a 13-12 lead. Ole Miss took a timeout and came out to score back-to-back points, taking a 14-13 lead on the Tigers. LSU held off Ole Miss on the first match-point, but Ole Miss claimed the match on the second match point for a final set score of 16-14.
– Bannister led the Tigers with 22 kills making it her 15th match in double digits and her fifth 20-plus match this season.
– Armer tied her season-high in kills with 12, her second match on the season in double-digits.
– Zwiebel’s double-double of 59 assists and 11 digs was her third double-double of 2018, second-straight and her 20th in her career. The 59 assists is a season-high for the Tiger and the fourth-straight match in double-digit assists.
– This is Cianciulli’s fifth 20-plus dig match of the season.
– Leigh Maher picked up a career-high 15 digs, her third match in double-digit digs.
– Three players finished with double-digit digs. (Cianciulli 32, Maher 15, Zwiebel 11)
– The Tigers out-blocked the Rebels 16.0-12.0. Jacqui Armer led the Tigers with seven blocks.
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