Auburn volleyball clinched its first SEC win Sunday afternoon, beating Ole Miss 3-1 in Oxford. The Tigers are now 8-6 on the year and 1-3 in conference play.
“I’m very happy with our response after Wednesday’s result,” head coach Rick Nold said. “It’s tough being on the road with the stretch that we have to start the conference, but I felt we did a great job putting pressure on Ole Miss from the start. We played a simple game today and had fun.”
The Tigers came out strong, taking the first two sets of the match. In the third set, many of the woes Auburn had earlier in its conference play started to resurface as it lost 25-18. It wasn’t until the fourth set that the Tigers put the Rebels away for good.
The defense was a key factor in the match for the Tigers. They were able to record 13 stuffs, which equaled a season best. Sophomore Anna Stevenson led the team with nine as she had a career day.
This was Stevenson’s second consecutive game with nine stuffs which matched a career high. She also tied another career high by recording 13 kills.
Auburn comes back home Wednesday night for a showdown with Georgia at 6 p.m. CST in Auburn Arena.
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