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Auburn Volleyball Drops in Straight Sets to Tennessee

Oct 21, 2020; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn volleyball players react during the game between Auburn and Florida at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics
Oct 21, 2020; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn volleyball players react during the game between Auburn and Florida at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Auburn (0-8) wrapped up its fall season Thursday night with a 3-0 defeat to Tennessee (4-4) at Auburn Arena. 

Auburn took an 8-7 lead in the first set after a kill by Chesney McClellan. Tennessee responded with an 8-3 run going into the first media timeout. Auburn was able to pull within one point at 19-18, but the Lady Vols were able to pull away to win the first set 25-20.

The Tigers struggled in the second set. Auburn was able to tie the set at 6-6 after a Tennessee attack error. However, the Lady Vols responded with a 7-0 run that included two kills by Ava Bell. Tennessee eventually won the second set 25-12.

Auburn’s issues continued into the third set. Tatum Shipes tied the set at 3-3 with a kill, but Tennessee ran away with the third set and won 25-14. 

Shipes led Auburn with 12 kills on the night along with Jaeden Brown and McClellan having six and five kills, respectively. Jaeden Brown led the Tigers with 27 assists and Lauren Dorrell had a career-high 12 digs.

Auburn’s season will continue in the spring once the SEC announces the spring schedule at a later date. 

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