Auburn, Ala – Not a complete conference. Now Auburn volleyball faces a new challenge, as it travels to rival Alabama to start playing SEC in Tuscaloosa.The Tigers and the Tide will play back-to-back games on Saturday, September 24 and 25. Fans can tune in to SEC Network Plus on Saturday, while Sunday’s game is the first of five matches on the SEC Network.
Jackie Barrett He collected 41 assists during the three-set game against Jacksonville State and 57 assists throughout the five-set game against Jacksonville State. The California highland native has been named SEC Setter of the Week heading into this weekend’s series versus Alabama.
With great chance from Barrett, Madison Sher Deliver 22 insane kills 44 total attacks against Jacksonville State. Bill Zimmerman He followed closely behind with 13 kills out of 29 attacks, with both players hitting new personal highs of the season.
Sarah Morton Defensive Energy amassed a total of 41 digs across three wins from Auburn last weekend. The new Liberian student ranked fifth in the Southeast Conference in terms of total excavations. The Monster, Indiana producer has also accumulated no fewer than 10 digs in 10 of the 11 games I’ve played this season.
As a team, the Tigers have an average of 2.64 blocks per group, ranking third in the SEC and 10th in the nation.
Coach Brent Crouch He led his team to the start of the season 11-0, the best in the program’s history. With all three weekend victories, Crouch now holds a winning record at The Plains at 24-23. Crouch also holds a 2-0 record against Alabama at the weekend.
Alabama enters the Securities and Exchange Commission with a score of 6-7. The Crimson Tide is 3-0 at home, 0-4 on the road and 3-3 in the neutral position games. This season marks a new era in Tuscaloosa as coach Rachinda Reeds begins her first season with Tide and brings with her a mix of under and upperclassmen.
Small outside hitter Kendall Rogge tops the SEC in total attacks with 436 points. She also has 177.0 points. Adding to offensive power is sophomore setter Brooke Slusser. Slusser is fourth in the conference per group with 10.00. Rounding off the offense is SEC’s leader in aces per set (0.73) Abby Marjama. The freshman off-batter had 32 aces on the team in 2022.
Doing the defensive effort is senior middle guard Alyiah Wells, who leads Alabama in blocks with a score of 54. Junior Libero Victoria Schemer leads the tide with 133 holes for an average of 2.77 per set.
Nationally, Alabama ranks seventh in both aces per group (2.19) and aces total (105). Alabama enters the weekend as the best serving team in the SEC while also ranking first in total attacks and assists. However, the tides died out in the last ratio up to 0.180.
Tigers and tides are certainly no strangers. Entering the weekend, Alabama holds a record 49-25 at Auburn and a record 24-11 at Foster Auditorium. However, orange and blue have won each of the last three confrontations, including two.
After nearly a month on the road, Auburn returned to the Neville Arena on Wednesday, September 28, for the SEC Center’s opener against Mississippi State. First submission is scheduled for 7pm CT and entry is always free!