After a loss to #18 Kentucky, the Tide came into the weekend with a 4-match losing streak. Unfortunately, this was extended to a 6-match losing streak, as the Tide fell to Ole Miss once in 4 (27-25, 20-25, 15-25, 22-25), and again in 4 (23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 16-25). The Tide continues their reign as last place in the SEC, as they sit at 0-6 in conference play.
Set 1 of match 1 saw the Tide take a big 22-14 lead, but the Rebels came clawing back to hold set point at 23-24. However, the Tide were able to fend them off and take set 1 27-25 off of a slide kill by senior MH Alyiah Wells.
The Tide continued their momentum in set 2 by leading until the end, only to lose it 20-25. A 0-9 run by Ole Miss helped the Rebels cruise to a 15-25 set 3 win, and eventually close out the match in 4 sets.
In match 2, set 1 was a dogfight between the Tide and the Rebels all throughout, tied 17-17 out of a media timeout. Ultimately, Ole Miss was able to close it out 23-25, and take the second set 20-25 to put the Tide on the ropes.
However, Alabama was able to win the comeback bid set by a slim margin of 2, taking it 25-23. Ole Miss came back determined to put the Tide away in 4, and that’s exactly what happened, as the Rebels took the 4th set 16-25.
After the losses, Alabama’s record falls to 6-12 (0-6), or 0.333.