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Auburn Ends Weekend with a Sweep

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Auburn Volleyball vs Mississippi State on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Auburn, Ala.
Mica Allison (1) Auburn Volleyball vs Mississippi State on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Auburn, Ala.


The Tigers (6-5) finish non-conference play in Kalamazoo, Michigan against the IUPUI Jaguars Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-13, 25-19). After a game one loss against Michigan State in four sets, Auburn comes back to win the next six to go 2-1 on the weekend at University Arena in the Western Michigan Tournament.

Both Tatum Shipes and Peyton White finished the weekend earning All-Tournament Team Honors. The top of the scoring sheet in Saturdays match consisted of Jaeden Brown recording 9 kills/ 3 blocks followed by Tatum Shipes with 9 kills/ 4 blocks.

Set One

It was very back and forth to begin the final game of the day in Kalamazoo between the Tigers and Jaguars. IUPUI took an early lead 11-6 before an Auburn timeout to then follow that up where the Tigers scored the next 5 points to tie up the set. Lead by Val Green who finished with 8 kills on the day, the Tigers did not look back from this point and closed out a strong first set winning 25-19.

Set Two

After winning the last 4 combined sets, the Auburn front line made easy work of the Jaguars and did not allow them to record a hitting percentage in this set. It was all Auburn in the second set led by their strong defensive line in Chesney McClellan and Tatum Shipes who each had a couple of blocks. It wasn’t long until Enija Bidzane would finish of the set with a kill and give Auburn the 25-13 set two victory.

Set Three

Auburn took an early lead from solid play by Val Green who had a service ace to give the Tigers a 10-5 lead before IUPUI had to take a timeout. The Auburn defense held strong in the final set and saw big blocks again from Shipes and Bidzane to set up a Morgan Kull kill to close the game out 25-19.

Auburn begins SEC play at Florida on 9/27 at 6pm CT and then head to South Carolina for a quick stop to finish out the month of September.

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