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The No. 23 Razorbacks entered Sunday’s match seeking to reply after getting swept for the initially time this season the evening in advance of, and the Hogs did just that with a 3-2 win in excess of the Mississippi Point out Bulldogs.
The residence staff claimed the to start with set just like Saturday, but Arkansas took a 2-1 direct following three. A late Bulldog comeback sealed a 25-23 set four last for Mississippi Condition and evened the match, but the Razorback offense was unstoppable and strike a blistering .615 in the fifth for Arkansas’ very first five-set victory this period.
The Hogs are now 11-3 on the time and 2-2 in SEC enjoy. Mississippi State is also 2-2 in the conference, and 9-5 overall.
Arkansas’ offensive participate in was as balanced as it could be in Sunday’s sequence finale, and 4 Hogs registered 10+ kills in Jill Gillen, Taylor Head, Hailey Dirrigl and Maggie Cartwright. Gillen led the way with 16, even though Head was just guiding with 12 kills and 10 digs for a double-double. Dirrigl also had a dozen kills on 24 swings with just just one mistake for a workforce-large .458 hitting proportion.
Graduate center blocker Tatum Shipes created a massive impact on both of those sides of the ball on the working day with a match-high 6 blocks and three service aces, and a time-higher seven kills.
The opening set started shut among the two groups, but the Bulldogs pulled absent with a 10-5 operate and went up by 5 at the media timeout. They tacked on two far more details for a 17-10 edge, which prompted Arkansas to connect with time. Mississippi State taken care of a seven-level lead as the Bulldogs went more than 20 points, and the Hogs answered with only two much more. An Arkansas provider error then shut the opening body 25-15 in favor of MSU.
There were 6 ties halfway through the second established with neither group supplying the other considerably respiration place, but a 4- Hog operate spurred by a get rid of from Maggie Cartwright and capped off by an ace from Gracie Ryan designed it 13-10 Hogs. Mississippi Point out regrouped with a timeout, but Arkansas remained in regulate and failed to let the Bulldogs reduce the direct to less than two. The Hogs strike 20 initial with a eliminate from Cartwright, and the house staff huddled once again. Ryan answered with an additional ace, and even though the Bulldogs included a pair of details, 3 straight Arkansas kills completed the next off 25-19 for the Razorbacks and knotted the match at 1-1.
The Hogs squandered no time in the third set and instantly strike the gas for a 5-1 guide early. Mississippi State could not create any momentum out of a timeout, and the Razorbacks continued to pour on with a 7-2 run capped off by again-to-back again aces from sophomore setter Hannah Hogue. The Bulldogs referred to as time all over again down 12-3, but could not piece with each other far more than two factors at a time, which held the Razorbacks thoroughly in command. Arkansas under no circumstances led by considerably less than five immediately after that, and a get rid of from Gillen introduced up set place. Mississippi Condition acquired one back by way of a provider error, but Dirrigl laid down a get rid of for the 25-18 victory and a 2-1 Arkansas lead in the match.
Early errors by the property workforce gave Arkansas a 6-3 cushion in the fourth, but the Bulldogs additional 3 straight to tie it up, and did all over again at 8-8. A 3- Hog operate despatched the Bulldogs to a huddle, and although they arrived inside 1 a couple periods, Arkansas extended the edge to four at 19-15 with two kills from Head and 1 from Dirrigl. Mississippi State wished time following that, but Arkansas stayed regular and pushed the lead to 22-19 off a get rid of from Gillen. The Bulldogs then answered with four straight points and took a slim 23-22 direct. Arkansas evened it all over again, but a service error place set position in MSU’s hands, and the Bulldogs finished it 25-23 with a eliminate and compelled a fifth established.
MSU acquired the to start with level in the selecting set, but Arkansas settled in and immediately acquired the lead thanks to a 4-place run, kicked off by a get rid of from Dirrigl. Abigail Archibong built it a 5-point advantage for Arkansas with a kill and the Razorbacks led 8-3 at the media split. Shortly right after, the Bulldogs scored 3 unanswered factors, and Arkansas called time with a snug 12-8 direct. Gillen then additional a pair of kills to acquire it to match place, and Head shut the door on the fifth set 15-8 for the 3-2 Arkansas match victory.
No. 23 Arkansas hosts No. 18 Kentucky (8-5, 3-1) for a pair of SEC matches this weekend at Barnhill Arena. The sequence opener is established for this Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s match will be at 5 p.m. Both equally matches will be streamed are living on SEC Community Moreover.