Volleyball Falls To Georgia In Three Games



Oct. 3, 2007

Box Score

ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn put together late rallies in each of its three games against Georgia, but could not pull off a win as the Bulldogs (13-4, 4-3 SEC) swept the Tigers (9-9, 1-6 SEC) Wednesday night in Athens, Ga., 30-23, 30-27, 30-24).

Seniors Whitney Jacob and Jelena Sekulic led Auburn at the net, finishing with 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Jacob also finished the match with two blocks.

"We had opportunities in game two and put ourselves in position to win a game," said head coach Laura Farina. "We're just going through the plateau of the learning curve right now and we just need to turn it upward and take it to the next level."

Auburn struggled on offense, hitting .135 to Georgia's .318, giving the Tigers their sixth loss in a row.

"I think our serving was excellent tonight and our passing was good," said Farina. "Our main are of concentration needs to be our offense, we need to learn how to manufacture some kills and eliminate some errors."

Auburn stormed out of the gate to a 5-0 lead in the first game, but Georgia came back to eventually tie the game at 9-9. The Bulldogs then put on an impressive run of their own, leading by as many as 10 late in the game. The Tiger comeback was cut short as UGA won, 30-23.

The teams went point-for-point to start the second game, but UGA slowly broke away to build a 21-12 lead. Auburn fought back and tied the game at 24-24 only to see the Bulldogs break away again for the 20-37 win.

Auburn and Georgia again stayed close throughout the third and final game until the Bulldogs went on a 7-1 run to take a 27-20 lead. The Tigers battled back, shrinking the lead to five before UGA finished the match off with a 30-24 win.

Auburn gets a break the rest of the week before hitting the road for a 1:30 p.m. match Sunday at Arkansas. The Lady Backs are currently 7-9, 1-5 in SEC play.