Auburn Volleyball Travels To The Magnolia State

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Sophomore Jessica Glover
Sophomore Jessica Glover

Oct. 4, 2006

AUBURN, Ala. -

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Auburn (11-6, 3-3 SEC) will travel to Oxford to face Ole Miss (10-6, 2-4 SEC) on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Gillom Sports Center.  The Tigers will then head to Starkville to take on Mississippi State (10-6, 1-5 SEC) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Newell-Grissom Building.

Series History
 Auburn is 18-15 all-time against Ole Miss.  The two teams last met on Oct. 9, 2005 in Oxford with the Rebels winning, 3-0. 
 The Tigers and Bulldogs last faced each other on Oct. 23, 2005 in Auburn where AU won, 3-1.  Auburn is 24-10 all-time against MSU.

Recapping Last Week
 The Auburn volleyball team went 1-1 in a pair of SEC matches this past weekend.  The Tigers fell to No. 17 Tennessee, 3-1 on Friday, but bounced back to defeat Kentucky, 3-2 on Sunday. 
 After dropping the first game against the Lady Vols, AU came back to win game two but dropped games three and four to extend its losing streak against UT to 11.  Sophomore Jessica Glover notched her third 20-20 game of the year as she totaled 20 kills and 20 digs on the night. 
 On Sunday, Auburn roared back from a 2-0 deficit and won three-straight games to defeat Kentucky, 3-2.  The victory gave AU a four-match win streak against the Wildcats.  Junior Rachel Shanks led the Tigers with 20 kills while adding 11 digs for her eighth double-double of the season.  Two other players recorded double-doubles as sophomore Jessica Glover totaled 15 kills and 17 digs, and junior Whitney Jacob had 16 kills and 11 digs.  Senior Julie Bosler recorded a career-high 15 kills and blocked eight balls on the day.

What A Difference A Year Makes
 The Tiger's 11 victories so far this season are three more than Auburn had in all of 2005.  It's three conference victories are the most since 2000 when the team ended the year with a 3-12 SEC record.

Tigers on the Air
 The AU team welcomes back Ben Taylor as their play-by-play announcer for all home matches.  Taylor will be joined again by John Searby who will be the the analyst.  Tiger fans can listen to volleyball matches via the WANI-AM 1400 web site ( or the Auburn site (

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