Oct. 21, 2007
AUBURN - Whitney Jacob led the Auburn volleyball team with 12 kills and a .476 attack percentage, but it was not enough as The Tigers (10-13, 2-10 SEC) fell 3-0 to South Carolina (10-11, 3-9 SEC) on Saturday.
Auburn stayed in the battle in each of the three games, never losing by more than four (27-30, 28-30, 26-30), but the Gamecocks were too much as the team hit .262 with 12 team blocks.
"We were not as sharp as we were on Friday against Florida," said head coach Laura Farina. "We have to be able to become tougher, in the sense of being able to make plays when plays need to be made, and not just by one player at a time."
In the first game, the Tigers tied it up at 25-25, but USC put up four quick points en route to the 30-27 win.
In the second game, Auburn actually led at 28-27, but a kill by South Carolina's Ivana Kujundzic tied it up at 28-28. USC then capitalized on a pair of AU errors for the 30-28 win.
In the final game, Auburn came back to tie it at 22-22, but the Gamecocks put together a 5-0 run and held off a late Tiger push for the 30-26 win.
Jessica Glover finished with a double-double in the match, posting 12 kills and 11 digs. Rachel Shanks was the third Tiger to tally double-digit kills as she finished with 11.
Auburn returns to action at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 26 with a match at Kentucky. The Tigers then travel to Knoxville, Tenn., for a 12:30 p.m. CT, Sunday match at Tennessee.