Auburn volleyball won its third match of the season on Thursday, defeating Cal State Fullerton in three straight sets. The Tigers are now 3-0 for the first time since 2015.
Despite the sweep, all three sets were back and forth, close sets, as two of them saw Auburn having to make a late comeback to secure the set wins.
"I really liked the mental toughness shown tonight to win three sets in a row all with tight scores until the red zone," said head coach Brent Crouch. "We pulled away in the end when it mattered."
Rebekah Rath put up 16 kills on the night, tying her season-high. Rath picked up her first double-double as a Tiger as she added 10 digs. She also recorded the lone Tiger ace of the match.
Leading the team defensively, libero Bella Rosenthall led the team with 17 digs. As a team, the Tigers had five blocks and held the Titans to a .185 hitting percentage.
Jackie Barrett and Jordan Sinness split time at setter and both had 16 assists. Barrett had five digs and a block, while Sinness had six digs and a block.
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The Tigers started out the first set slow, as they went down 13-8 at one point, but Auburn went on a run to cut the lead to 14-13. The Tigers trailed 19-16 at one point during the first set but went on a 9-3 run to win the set 25-22.
Cal Fullerton started out quickly again, as it jumped out to a 10-7 lead and then 19-16. Auburn went on a 9-4 run to win the second set 25-23.
The third set also went back and forth, but Auburn was able to pull away and go on to win the set 25-21 to complete the sweep.
The Tigers return to the court on Friday to face Southeastern Louisiana at 7:30 p.m. CT. from inside Auburn Arena.
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