Auburn Volleyball Extends Streak with Win Over Furman Friday Evening

Rachel Shanks

Sept. 16, 2005

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Auburn, Ala. - Senior Jennifer Amobi and sophomore Rachel Shanks helped lead Auburn to its fourth win of the season and the second straight to bring the overall record to 4-2. Furman (3-5) captured the first game 30-27, but Auburn rebounded to take the next three, 30-26, 30-25, 30-26.

"Furman did not make a lot of errors in the first game and we had several," head coach Laura Farina said. "Our strength is usually our passing and we just struggled with that tonight but thank goodness we came out on top. The match did not have a lot of rhythm. Furman is a good team and they served well. Our block had to adapt to their offense."

Amobi lead the AU offense with 16 kills on 37 attempts and three blocks. She accounted for 19 points during the four games. Shanks turned in a career best 22 digs, surpassing her old mark by five, to lead the team. Sophomore Whitney Jacob contributed 13.5 points with her 12 kills and junior Julie Bosler blocked eight (three unassisted) balls.

The Mizuno/Auburn Challenge continues on Saturday with the Furman versus Clemson match at 10 a.m. Auburn will follow at noon against A&M. Furman meets A&M at 4 p.m. and the Tigers play again at 7 p.m. against Clemson. All matches are held in the Student Activities Center on the campus of Auburn University.

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