HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss volleyball team will step out of conference play to face South Alabama on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum for Dollar Night. Admission will $1 as well as $1 hotdogs.
Southern Miss (13-5, 1-1) is coming off a 3-1 loss to Florida Atlantic. Rachel Johnson recorded a team-best 15 kills.
Stephany Purdue leads the team in kills with a 4.04 per set average followed by Kylie Grandy at 2.37 kills per set while leading the team in aces with 27. Sarah Bell guides the offense with a 9.44 assist per set average. Mary Pursell patrols the backrow defensively and averages 4.43 digs per set while Elise Ames leads the team in blocks at 1.21 per set. As a team, the Golden Eagles are averaging 12.70 kills on .204 hitting, 1.20 aces, 14.64 digs and 2.30 team blocks per set.
Golden Eagle Volleyball Drops Season Opener, 3-0
The Southern Miss volleyball team dropped its season opener, falling to South Alabama in three sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22, in the final match of the day in the Southern Miss Invitational.
Mechell Daniel leads South Alabama offensively with 3.49 kills per set on .267 hitting. Emma Anderson guides the offense and averages 9.37 assists per set. Emily Hundt owns a team-best 3.29 digs per set. As a team, South Alabama is averaging 12.10 kills on .224 hitting, 14.59 digs and 1.87 team blocks.
This is the 42nd meeting between Southern Miss and South Alabama in a series dating back to the 1080 season. The Jaguars lead the overall series 22-19.
Southern Miss will hit the road for a pair of Conference USA matches, traveling to Charlotte on Oct. 1 and then to UAB on Oct. 4.
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