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    Crimson Tide tops Razorbacks in final match of season, 3-2

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Arkansas volleyball fell 3-2 in a heartbreaker Friday night at Alabama in the team’s season finale.

    The Hogs closed the season at 11-17 (5-13 SEC) in head coach Jason Watson’s third year season with the team.

    Arkansas saw several milestones this season, with senior Okiana Valle finishing her career in cardinal and white with the second-most all-time digs in program history while Rachel Rippee is now fourth in all-time assists.

    Alabama 3, Arkansas 2 | Box Score
    Attendance: 727 | Time: 2:23
    Foster Auditorium

    • Leaders vs Alabama
    o Kills: Hailey Dirrigl – 19
    o Digs: Okiana Valle – 33
    o Blocks: Liz Pamphile – 6.0

    The Razorbacks started the match slow, dropping the first set 25-13. Arkansas gained momentum in the second set, tying the match with a 25-20 win.

    The team went up a set following a 25-23 third-set win, before the match was once again evened with a 25-10 victory from Alabama. Arkansas pulled ahead early in the final set, but eventually fell 15-10.

    Two Razorbacks recorded double-doubles against the Crimson Tide, with Rachel Rippee (19a, 10d) seeing her fifth season and 24th career double-double while Reagan Robinson (11k, 12d) saw her second career double-double.