Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was voted Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2018.
No. 10 Razorbacks rally to win at Ole Miss
Arkansas’ Hannah Hogue (center) celebrates a point Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2023, with teammates during play against Wisconsin in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville
The 10th-ranked University of Arkansas volleyball team rallied from a 0-2 hole to claim the reverse sweep with a 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 15-8) win on the road at Ole Miss on Wednesday.
The Razorbacks (23-4, 13-2 SEC) dropped the first two sets, but came back to control the final two sets to notch the win.
Outside hitter Jill Gillen registered a match-high 24 kills, while Taylor Head added 17 and right-side hitter Maggie Cartwright chipped in 15 kills. Setter Hannah Hogue, this week’s SEC Setter of the Week, registered a double-double with 47 assists and 14 digs.
Head and Gillen also finished with double-doubles picking up 17 and 16 digs, respectively.
Julie Dyess, a 6-2 junior, led Ole Miss (10-17, 4-12) with 19 kills. Sasha Ratliff added a match-high six blocks.
Arkansas climbed a half-game ahead of idle Tennessee (21-3, 12-2), while league-leading and No. 12 Kentucky (15-7, 13-1) was also off Wednesday.
Arkansas has a pair of huge matches coming up in Barnhill Arena. The Razorbacks host No. 20 Florida at 3 p.m. Sunday, then host Kentucky at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22, before traveling to Auburn to close the regular season on Nov. 24.
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