Volleyball travels to Ole Miss

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas travels to Oxford, Miss., taking on Ole Miss in Southeastern Conference volleyball action Wednesday. The rare mid-week tilt is a result of the home-and-away series the league office adopted two years ago. Arkansas and Ole Miss are travel partners this year prompting the Wednesday night match. “We’re excited,” said Arkansas head coach Robert Pulliza. “We finished last weekend very strong and we’re looking forward to getting back out on the court and picking up where we left off.” The Razorbacks (5-14, 2-7 SEC) are coming off a road weekend in which they dropped matches to No. 23 Kentucky and Tennessee. Despite the losses, Arkansas did some good things especially late in the match against the Lady Vols. “Things really came together in sets three and four,” acknowledged Pulliza. “It’s like everything clicked. We’re hoping to carry that momentum over into Wednesday’s match.” Ole Miss (8-10, 4-5 SEC) enters the weekend in the same boat as Arkansas. Both teams have recent losses to the Wildcats and Lady Vols and both teams’ most recent win came against Mississippi State. The Lady Rebels tumbled from the top spot in the SEC Western Division to second place as a result and both are looking to get back in the win column soon. “We are very similar,” said Pulliza. “We both are looking for wins and we know they have a bit of an advantage being at home. But we’re going in there ready to play and we’re going to leave it all on the court.” Arkansas returns home enjoying an idle Friday before hosting Auburn as teams make their way through the SEC schedule for the second time this season.