Sept. 10, 2005
Tempe, Ariz. -- The Tigers captured its third win of the season on Saturday afternoon to conclude the Sun Devil Volleyball Classic in Wells Fargo Arena. Auburn swept Northern Arizona, 30-21, 30-23, 30-23, as junior Julie Bosler and senior captain Bailey Veit were named to the All-Tournament team.
"Bailey has been very consistent in her serve, receive game," AU head coach Laura Farina said. "She was very strong throughout the tournament and is very deserving of this honor. Julie really came out at this tournament and her blocking and attack game was on. She controlled the match at the net by dominating the opponents attack."
In the three games, Veit racked up 51 total digs and Bosler turned in 13 total blocks and 23 kills (she accounted for 31.5 points in the tournament).
Auburn's attack in today's game was led by Whitney Jacob and Dalia Naidzinaviciute who recorded double-digit kills, 11 and 10, respectively, to end with a percentage of 53 percent. Veit led the group again with 11 digs on the day and Joanna Pappas had 37 assists.
"It really felt good to dominate a game," Farina noted. "Northern Arizona is a good team and we thought we would have a battle today. We managed to put together every facet of the game."
The Tigers (3-2) held Northern Arizona (1-5) to a three percent attack percentage for the game and only one player recorded double-digit kills and digs.
In game one, Auburn had a strong surge at the end to put it away, 30-21, led by Jacob's five kills on eight attempt and seven digs from Veit. The Tigers continued their momentum going into game two, scoring nearly 10 consecutive points to open the match and forced NAU to commit 12 errors, and finished it - 30-23. Auburn put it away in the third match, winning 30-23, and holding thee Lumberjacks to a 14 percent attack percentage.
The Tigers return home next weekend for the Mizuno/Auburn Challenge on Sept. 16-17 in the Student Activities Center. Auburn will face Furman on Friday evening and Alabama A&M and Clemson Saturday. Fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on the Tigers. Admission is free.