Football No. 9 fought to a draw against Southern Miss

OXFORD, Miss.- No. 9 Ole Miss (6-0-2) fired in a 0-0 draw with Southern Miss at Ole Miss Football Stadium on Sunday.

Ashley Orkus and the defense held firm, allowing only one shot and no shots on net. The Rebels held Southern Miss unscathed for 86 minutes. Orkus earned his sixth shutout of the season, tying it for most nationally.

The Rebel offense lived in front of the Golden Eagles goal for most of the game. Ole Miss outscored Southern Miss 22-1, including six shots on goal. Mo O’Connor led the team with six shots, while Marykate McGuire fired four times, including two shots on goal.

Ole Miss’ had two great chances in the first half. The first, O’Connor received the ball, from the head of a Golden Eagles defender, in front of the opposing goal. Unfortunately, the attempt went over the net. A few minutes later, McGuire circled a defender and then hit a grounder from the top of eighteen to the right joiner.

In the second half, the Rebels attacked the net five times in the first ten minutes, finishing the half with 13 shots and four shots on goal. Later, Taylor Radecki appeared to have scored from a free kick but a Rebels player was flagged offside.

As time ticked away, Ole Miss received three of his 17 corner opportunities for a chance to take the lead. The 17 corners taken are the most in a single game this season.

After back-to-back home games, Ole Miss hits the road to start conference play on Friday, taking on Kentucky at 4 p.m. CT. The match will be available to stream via SEC Network+.

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