Auburn Volleyball Travels to Ole Miss Sunday

Oct. 12, 2013




 2013 Auburn Volleyball - Match #17
 Auburn Tigers (9-7, 0-4 SEC) at Ole Miss Rebels (10-8, 0-5 SEC)
 Date/Time  Sunday, Oct. 13 | 1:30 p.m. CT
 Location  Oxford, Miss. | Gillom Sports Center
 Tickets  Free Admission
 Live Stats  GameTracker
 Online  Twitter (@AUVolleyball) | Video Live Video
 Additional Info  Auburn Notes Get Acrobat Reader | SEC Notes Get Acrobat Reader

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers wrap up a three-match road swing on Sunday, Oct. 13, with a 1:30 p.m. match against the Ole Miss Rebels at the Gillom Sports Center in Oxford, Miss.

OleMissSports.com will have live stats for the match, and free live video will be available at WatchRebelVision.com. Updates on the match can also be seen via Twitter by following @AUVolleyball and @OleMissVB.

Auburn (9-7, 0-4 SEC) and Ole Miss (10-8, 0-5) are both seeking their first SEC victories of the season, and both are looking to snap losing skids - six straight for Auburn, five in a row for Ole Miss.

Auburn dropped two matches last weekend on the road in SEC play, falling at Missouri (3-0) and at Arkansas (3-1). Ole Miss also went winless on the week, falling on the road to Kentucky (3-0) and Georgia (3-2). The Rebels also dropped a 3-1 decision at LSU on Friday night.

All-Time Series - Ole Miss leads 33-22
In Oxford - Ole Miss leads 13-12
Trend - Auburn has won 3 of the last 4 meetings
Last Meeting - Auburn 3, Ole Miss 0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-19); Oct. 28, 2012, in Oxford

• Seniors Katherine Culwell (6th - 877) and Camila Jersonsky (8th - 740) are among the top 10 active career kill leaders in the SEC.
• Senior Camila Jersonsky is Auburn's all-time leader in career hitting percentage (.350).
• Senior setter Chelsea Wintzinger earned her 2,000th career assist in the first match of the season and is now 5th all-time at Auburn with 2,286 assists. She needs 214 more (15.3/match) to move into 4th all-time.
• Auburn has an all-time record of 565-567-4 (.499) in its 42nd season of intercollegiate volleyball.
• Auburn's all-time SEC record is 136-267 (.340).
• Head Coach Rick Nold is in his third season at Auburn. He has a career head coaching record of 209-137 over 11+ seasons and is 37-39 at Auburn.
• Assistant coach Kris Grunwald was an assistant at Ole Miss from 2002-05.
• Three true freshmen - Kia Bright, Emily Klitzke and Stephanie Campbell - have earned starts for Auburn this season.

With 996 career digs, senior Sarah Wroblicky is just four away from reaching the 1,000-dig mark for her career and will almost certainly do so against Ole Miss on Sunday. She would be the 10th player in Auburn history to reach that plateau, and the third in the last four years (Sarah Bullock & Liz Crouch are the others). Her 6th dig in Sunday's match would move her into 8th all-time at Auburn (1,002).

Senior Katherine Culwell also is within striking distance of 1,000 career kills by the end of the season. With 877 kills heading into this week, she needs to average 8.8 kills per match the rest of the way. She would be the 14th member of the Auburn 1,000-kill club.

Seniors Katherine Culwell and Camila Jersonsky are ranked in the top 10 among active SEC players in career kills (through matches of Sept. 29). Culwell is 6th and Jersonsky is 8th. Top 10 below (research courtesy Shawn Davis, Mizzou):

 Player  School  Career Kills 2013 Kills
1. Lisa Henning Missouri 1,544 249
2. Juliette Thevenin South Carolina 1,417 293
3. Whitney Billings Kentucky 1,186 199
4. Desiree Elliott LSU 1,042 48
5. Brittany Northcutt Georgia 1,011 133
6. Katherine Culwell Auburn 877 197
7. Kara Morgan Ole Miss 848 117
8. Camila Jersonsky Auburn 740 148
9. Lauren O'Connor Kentucky 717 112
10. Chloe Mann Florida 705 173

• Ole Miss enters Saturday's match at 10-8 overall, 0-5 in SEC play.
• The Tigers and Rebels have two common opponents so far this year. Both teams lost to Kentucky in straight sets, and both teams lost to Arkansas - Ole Miss in 3, Auburn in 4.
• Ole Miss was picked to finish sixth in the SEC West this season. Last season, the Rebels were 12-17 overall, 6-14 in SEC play and finished sixth in the West.
• The Rebels are fourth in the league in serving, averaging 1.42 aces/set.
• Nakeyta Clair is fifth in the SEC in blocking, averaging 1.15/set (71.0 total).
• Joe Getzin is in his 12th season at Ole Miss. He has a 155-189 overall record with the Rebels, including a 76-132 SEC mark.

LAST TIME: AUBURN 3, OLE MISS 0 (10/28/12)
Sarah Bullock and Katherine Culwell both posted double-doubles for the fourth straight match, and another stellar offensive performance led Auburn's volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-19, 25-19) of Ole Miss at the Gillom Sports Center.

The Tigers hit .325 with 52 kills against just 15 errors in today's match. Auburn was also outstanding on defense, holding Ole Miss to a .140 hitting mark and out-digging the Rebels 52-38.

Bullock finished with 17 kills and 14 digs for her fourth-straight double-double. She had 15 kills in the first two sets. Culwell also had her fourth-straight double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs, and she contributed a pair of blocks and a service ace as well. With just two errors on the day, she finished with a .345 hitting percentage.

Camila Jersonsky had another strong performance with eight kills on 13 attacks with just two errors for a .462 hitting percentage. Courtney McDonald and Halle Kearney had six kills apiece. Sarah Wroblicky hit the double-digit mark in digs with 10, and Ciara Richards had a match-high 23 assists.

Auburn returns home for a pair of televised matches against SEC West opponents. The Tigers will face LSU at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, then take on Texas A&M at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Both matches will take place at Auburn Arena - admission is free - and SportSouth will televise both contests.