Florida sweeps Auburn, keeps Tigers winless in SEC
AUBURN, AL - Auburn still winless in SEC play after being swept at home by Florida on Wednesday night.
Auburn came into Wednesday night's game 0-14 in SEC play this year. Florida had lost their previous match in five sets to a red hot Kentucky Wildcat team. These Gators knew, to regain the lead in the SEC standings that they would have to grab a road victory in Auburn Arena.
In the first set, both teams went on 3-0 runs early, and Auburn's offense seemed to be on the attack despite being down in the score book. After a late first set rally, Florida recorded two quick points two take set number one 25-17. The biggest momentum killer for Auburn was the eight errors compared to Florida's three.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the second set, the Florida Gators allowed Auburn to get within two later in the set. Florida eventually showed why they were one of the country's best by dominating the rest of the set and winning it 25-17. The set ended on a questionable official review that ended in the favor of the Gators.
Morgan Kull up to this point had four digs and she was giving her all to try and get her squad back into this one.
Early service errors by Florida kept Auburn in the mix of things in the third set. Auburn stayed within the 1-3 deficit range for a while. The home Tigers let the visiting Gators take control of the set after this and even worse, the match. Auburn drops another set once again 25-17.
The keys to tonight's match was Holly Carlton for Florida who had 13 kills and five assists. Her teammate Marlie Monserez had 28 assists of her own.
For Auburn, they got a notable performance out of Lily Thomason who had 10 kills and Morgan Kull leading in assists with 22.
With the win Florida improves to 22-4 (13-2) and Auburn drops to 6-20 (0-15)
Auburn's next match will be live on WEGL 91.1 FM this Sunday at 1:00 CT at home against the South Carolina Gamecocks (16-10 (8-6)).