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Sept. 3, 2017


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BAYAMON, P.R. – The Auburn volleyball group capped a full weekend with a 3-2 (14-25, 25-22, 15-25, 26-24, 15-9) quip win over NC State Sunday night to tighten out a ACC/SEC Puerto Rico Clasico in a Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez.

“Tonight’s compare showed that this group has a lot of maturity,” conduct manager Rick Nold said. “They found themselves in tough situations and found ways to quarrel their approach out. This was a large contest for us opposite good competition. We’ve schooled a lot about ourselves on this trip.”

A contingent of Tigers (5-1) totaled double-digit kills to lead Auburn on a night. Sophomore Gwyn Jones notched a season-best 14 kills, while classmate Shaina White chipped in 12. Junior Brenna McIlroy picked adult her second double-double of a year, carrying 11 kills and 10 digs.

Senior setter Alexa Filley finished with another double-double, upping her deteriorate sum to 4 after carrying a match-high 44 assists and 12 digs. Freshman Anna Stevenson combined 8 kills and comparison Courtney Crable had six.

Defensively, comparison libero Jesse Earl led a patrol with 16 digs, while beginner Payton White totaled 11. S. White had a good night during a net defensively, totaling a career-high 5 blocks.

NC State (0-5) had 4 student-athletes in double digits offensively. Melissa Evans had 20 kills, while Julia Brown combined 18. Bree Bailey and Lauryn Terry had 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Libero Mackenzie Kuchmaner had a match-high 26 digs and setter Kylie Pickrell finished with 43 digs and 15 digs.

The Wolfpack non-stop a compare hot, utilizing Auburn errors to take an 11-6 lead. More prolonged runs for NC State carried a group to 18-11 and a Pack sealed out a set, 25-14.

A McIlroy kill and a retard from Filley/S. White done it 6-4 early in a second and a handful of two-point Tiger rallies pushed AU to an 11-8 advantage. The Pack battled behind to go adult during 15-14 and a squads exchanged points until another McIlroy strike pushed Auburn ahead, 21-19. A span of NC State errors capped a set, 25-22 AU.

The Wolfpack regrouped during break and found themselves adult 5-1 early in set three. Big NC State blocks forced an Auburn timeout, 14-8, and prolonged runs for a Pack pushed a group to a 21-12 lead. NC State finished with a 25-15 win.

Kills by Jones and McIlroy followed by a Pack blunder had Auburn adult 8-6 in a fourth stanza. The Pack came behind to tie it during 9-9 and a teams battled behind and onward for a lead before a kill from Jones and tough portion by Earl pushed a Tigers forward during 17-14. NC State was not out nonetheless and sealed it adult during 20 apiece. After exchanging sideouts, a Jones kill and a P. White use ace sent a compare to extras, 26-24.

The Tigers kept movement and behind some-more assertive serves from Earl a group non-stop adult with a 4-0 advantage. A kill from Filley carried Auburn to a 9-5 lead and a span of McIlroy strikes sealed out a match, 15-9, Tigers.

The Tigers lapse to Auburn Arena for a annual War Eagle Invitational, hosting South Alabama and Clemson. Auburn takes on USA Friday, Sept. 8, during 6 p.m. CT. in Auburn Arena. The Jaguars and Clemson will face off during 12 p.m. CT Saturday, Sept. 9, with a dual Tiger teams shutting out a weekend during 6 p.m. CT. Admission is giveaway to all matches.

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