Nov. 21, 2008
AUBURN - Jessica Glover added her name to another Auburn (6-24, 1-18 SEC) volleyball top-10 list on Senior Night, but her efforts were not enough as Auburn dropped a 3-0 (20-25, 15-25, 18-25) match to Kentucky (26-4, 17-2 SEC) Friday night in the Student Activities Center.
Glover, whose name is credited on three other Tiger top-10 lists, had 11 digs to move into ninth all-time at Auburn in career digs with 953. The senior from Converse, Texas, led Auburn with 13 kills.
"Kentucky is probably a top-10 team," assistant coach Chris Campbell said. "They blocked well, and unfortunately we didn't pass well enough to put enough pressure on their block defense. We just didn't give ourselves the opportunity offensively to put pressure on them during the game. Kentucky is a good team."
The Tigers waged a back-and-forth battle with Kentucky in the first set, but the Wildcats broke a 19-19 tie on a pair of errors from Jonelle Wallace. Kentucky closed out the first set on two Tiger errors and a kill by Becky Pavan for the 25-20 win.
Kentucky ran away in the second set with a 25-15 win. The Wildcats rattled off five-straight points to take a 19-11 advantage behind BriAnne Sauer's serving. In the second set alone, Kentucky landed three aces. Eight of Glover's 13 kills came in the second set for the Tigers.
The third and final set mirrored the second, as the Tigers were unable to keep up with Kentucky, dropping the set 25-18. Auburn managed to record its best attack percentage at .147.
Sara Shanks dished out 25 assists with a team-high nine blocks while adding an ace for the Tigers in the loss. Liz Crouch led the Tiger defense with 14 digs.
Sarah Mendoza led the way for the Wildcats, notching nine kills and added seven digs. Sarah Rumely recorded 33 assists as Kentucky hit .278 on the night.
The Tigers will wrap up the 2008 campaign with a 1:30 p.m. meeting against Tennessee (20-9, 13-5 SEC) in the Student Act.