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Auburn Tigers Host No. 7 Florida, Travel To Alabama

Oct. 23, 2006

AUBURN, Ala. -

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Auburn (12-11, 4-8 SEC) will return home to the Student Activities Center to finish its five-match homestand against No. 7 Florida (18-2, 11-1 SEC) on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.  It will be "Pack The Act" Night and the first 250 fans will receive a free "Pack The Act" t-shirt.  The Tigers will then head to Tuscaloosa for a rematch against Alabama (13-8, 8-4 SEC) on Friday at 7 p.m. at the "CAVE".

Series History
 AU has lost 24-straight matches to Florida and holds a 1-27 record overall.  Auburn's only victory against the Gators came on Oct. 12, 1990 with a 3-1 win in Auburn.
 The Tigers are 19-16 overall against Alabama after snapping its 12- match losing streak to the Tide in their last meeting on Sept. 22. 

Recapping Last Week
 The Auburn volleyball team went 0-2 in a pair of SEC home matches this past weekend.  The Tigers fell to Georgia, 3-1 on Friday, and dropped a heartbreaker to South Carolina, 3-2 on Sunday. 
 The Tigers lost the the Bulldogs, 30-28, 24-30, 30-22, 30-17 to split the season series at one apiece.  Junior Rachel Shanks led the way offensively with 17 kills, while sophomore Jessica Glover dug 15 balls on the defensive side.
 On Sunday, Auburn dropped its second, five game-match to USC this season, falling 28-30, 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, 15-10.  Shanks led the Tigers with 17 kills while adding 17 digs for her 12th double-double of the season, while Glover had a career-high 21 digs and Pappas set a new career-best with five blocks.

Setting A New Standard
 The Tiger's 12 victories so far this season are four more than Auburn had in all of 2005.  The last time AU amassed 12 wins this quickly (21 matches) was 1999 when Auburn had 12 victories in its first 18 matches.

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 (

Follow Auburn from your computer
 You can follow all of the action live on gametracker, by visiting

Tigers On Television
 The Tigers' match against Florida will be televised on Sun Sports.  Larry Vettel will handle the play-by-play, Missy Whittemore will be the color analyst and Jerry Wetzel will be the producer.  This will mark Auburn's first television match of the season.



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