Preseason Practice Update: Intrasquad Scrimmage
Junior Liz Crouch

Aug. 24, 2009

AUBURN, Ala. - With less than a week before the start of the season, the Auburn volleyball team held its second scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Student Activities Center.

"Despite not having everyone able to play, it was another successful scrimmage," Wade Benson, head volleyball coach, said. "Freshman Brittney Rhude stepped up and sophmore Kelly Fidero was really physical on the outside attack."

Also having a good scrimmage were a pair of juniors and a sophomore. Junior Alyssa Davis made positive strides in the middle position, while classmate Morgan Johns performed well on the outside. Sophomore setter Christina Solverson stepped up in her role on the court.

"Overall, things are looking very good for us," Benson said. "However, the team is in need to play someone besides themselves. It is going to be interesting to see how they respond this coming weekend against other competition."

Auburn opens the 2009 season with its annual War Eagle Invitational, Aug. 28-29. The Tigers take on in-state rivals Alabama A&M and Alabama-Birmingham in the two-day tournament.