TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-The University of Alabama volleyball team faces off against Ole Miss in its third mid-week match of the season Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. before squaring off against LSU Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in its last home match of the season.
“Our home matches this week will go a long way in determining how we finish in the SEC overall standings and in the SEC Western Division race,” said Alabama head coach Judy Green. “Both Ole Miss and LSU are very good teams but so are we.” I am happy to be playing at home in front of the best volleyball fans in the SEC.”
The Tide currently sits in first place of the Western division with Ole Miss and LSU trailing in second place. Alabama, 12-4 in the SEC, has a one-match lead over the Rebels and the Tigers, 11-5 in the SEC, heading into the last two weeks of the regular season.
Alabama looks to avenge losses against Ole Miss and LSU this weekend as the Tide dropped a 3-1 decision to the Rebels before falling 3-2 against the Tigers on the road.
Ole Miss and LSU head into the weekend on a two-match winning streak after both squads knocked off Kentucky and Tennessee at home last weekend.
“Our goal is one thing, to play consistent volleyball,” said Green. “We know we must execute our defensive schemes more consistently than we did last week and we have devoted two days of practice to improving that aspect of our game. We continue to take one match at a time.”
The Crimson Tide will also recognize its four seniors this weekend immediately following the LSU match on Sunday. Green will honor Bridget Fuentez, Crystal Hudson, Megan Hudson and Brigitte Slack for their accomplishments on and off the court as accomplished members of the Alabama volleyball team.
“Sunday is a very special day for our seniors,” said Green. “This is their final regular season home match and I know our fans will pack the CAVE to show their appreciation. These four young women have certainly left their mark as students and volleyball players. They are winners in every aspect of their lives, and as their head coach the most rewarding part of coaching them has been to see them grow as people.
Collectively they have helped Alabama volleyball climb into national prominence and we will certainly take a great deal of time in celebrating their accomplishments.”