After losing in straight sets to Georgia on Friday night, Alabama’s volleyball team got off to a better start on Sunday afternoon against Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. It won the first set 25-18, however the Rebels won the next three sets to take the match, 21-25, 24-26 and 22-25.
With SEC play looming, the Alabama volleyball team is starting to click at the right time. With a three-set sweep over Troy on Sunday to conclude the Crimson-White Tournament, the Crimson Tide extended its winning streak to eight matches.
Alabama volleyball coach Ed Allen said that despite coming away with a 3-0 sweep Friday morning against Southern, he wasn’t all that pleased with how the team played. He said what he saw Friday night during the Crimson Tide’s 3-1 victory over Murray State was more encouraging.
Meghan Neelon’s high volleyball IQ is one of the reasons Alabama’s head coach Ed Allen believes she has been successful as a freshman. Neelon has been a big part of the reason Alabama is off to an 8-2 start to the season. The success she has had early on has not surprised Allen though.
Quincey Gary is having a strong start to the 2017 volleyball season for Alabama. The league announced that she won SEC Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week on Tuesday.
Quincey Gary put together a historic performance at the Jaguar Invitational last weekend, collecting 70 digs and leading the Alabama volleyball team to two victories in three matches. Her performance earned her SEC Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. The honor is the first for Gary, a junior from Alexandria, Indiana, and she is the first Alabama defender to earn the honor since 2008.
Winners of 20 matches in three out of its last four seasons, the Alabama volleyball team will look to extend the best stretch in its history in the 2017 season. The team’s schedule was announced on Wednesday, featuring the Crimson Tide hosting 15 matches in the Foster Auditorium. The Crimson Tide will open its in the Mortar Board Premier Tournament, hosted by Purdue, in West Lafayette, Ind.
After having the season’s worst hitting percentage against Tennessee on Friday, the Crimson Tide continued its cold streak against No. 22 Kentucky.
The Alabama volleyball team lost its match against Tennessee 3-0 on Friday night, despite repeatedly narrowing deficits faced and regaining momentum. The loss dropped the Crimson Tide to 15-8 overall and 4-6 in conference play. Tennessee claimed the first set 25-15, and Alabama had more errors (13) than kills (11). The second and third sets, however, were tightly contested.