ARK-OM VB 10/6/21
VolleyHog players gather around to celebrate a point during the team's sweep of the Ole Miss Rebels on Wednesday in Oxford, Mississippi.

Arkansas Volleyball swept the Ole Miss Rebels on Wednesday in Oxford, improving to 3-2 in Southeastern Conference play and 12-4 overall.

The Hogs put on a dominant performance as they won the three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25- 17.

Sophomore Taylor Head led Arkansas with 14 kills, four digs and two solo blocks on the night. Senior Lauren Evans and junior Jill Gillen aided Head’s stellar play with five service aces between them, three from Evans and two from Gillen. The Razorbacks as a team had seven service aces.

Junior Maggie Cartwright also stood out, notching a career-high hitting percentage of .529 in the contest.

The Razorbacks started out strong and never slowed down as they took an early 12-5 lead in the first set. A Rebel run eventually cut the lead to 21-17, but Arkansas finished the set without much issue and took the first set 25-20.

The second set was all Arkansas as the Razorbacks took an early 3-0 lead. Head had the most impact in that set, making two kills in a row to push the lead to 14-7. She then added to that with the set-clinching kill and the second set ended the same as the first, 25-20.

With a two-set disadvantage, the Rebels came back strong in a third set that featured many ties and lead changes. Head came in clutch once again for the Hogs as she scored the match-clinching point, sealing the sweep with a score of 25-17.

The Razorbacks will take on Auburn next at Barnhill Arena, with matches at 5 p.m on Saturday  and 3 p.m. Sunday. Both matches will be broadcast on SEC Network+.

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