Hogs Drop Match to Tide

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The Arkansas volleyball team fell 3-1 to Alabama Sunday afternoon in the team’s final October home match. With the loss, the Hogs are now 9-10 (3-6 SEC).

Alabama 3, Arkansas 1 | Box Score
Attendance: 516 | Time: 1:55
Barnhill Arena

• Stat leaders vs Alabama
o Kills: Kelly O’Brien – 17
o Digs: Okiana Valle – 27
o Blocks: Kelly O’Brien, Ellease Crumpton, Liz Pamphile – 5.0

The Razorbacks dropped the first set 25-22, but rallied and dominated the second set for a 25-18 victory. Arkansas had a late-set rally in the third, but eventually fell 26-24. The Tide put the match away in the fourth, earning a 25-19 win.

Sophomore Hailey Dirrigl and junior Rachel Rippee both recorded double-doubles, with Dirrigl posting 13 kills and 10 digs while Rippee posted 25 assists and 13 digs.

Senior Okiana Valle’s 27 digs gave her 1,666 career digs, the second-most in program history.

Arkansas will return to the court Wednesday at Mississippi State. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

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