Sunday, November 26, 2006

Rebels In The Post Season

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss (19-12, 10-10 SEC) continued its season of firsts on Sunday as the Rebels were selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the history of the program.
The Rebels will travel to Los Angeles to take on the national fifth-seed Southern California Women of Troy. Southern California (25-4, 14-4 Pac-10) is ranked sixth nationally heading into the first round of competition. The Women of Tory are hosting the first and second round events as part of the Honolulu Regional.
“It’s a great reward for the girls and all of their hard work this year and that belief in themselves can take you this far,” said Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin. “We’re excited to go to Los Angeles and play the Women of Troy. We’ve had volleyball for 30 years and there have been a lot of players, coaches and staffs who have put a lot of work in to get Ole Miss volleyball to this point. I am proud this team can represent Ole Miss, and I am proud of all the hard work those who came before us put in to pave the way for this opportunity for this team.”
Ole Miss and Southern California will face off in the first round at 9 p.m. CST in the second match of the day. In the first match of the day, the BYU Cougars (24-5) will take on California-Santa Barbara (19-11) at 7 p.m. CST.