No. 20 Girl Volunteers sweep apart Auburn



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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Twentieth-ranked Tennessee volleyball staff swept apart Auburn Wednesday evening at Thompson-Boling Enviornment because it took down the Tigers in three units (25-16, 25-21, 25-14).

With the win, Tennessee (11-2, 3-0 SEC) has now swept Auburn (8-4, 0-2 SEC) in three straight matches and in 4 of the final 5 conferences, relationship to Oct. 6, 2019. The sweep is UT’s ninth on the yr and second consecutive in SEC play.

Because the starting of the season, the Girl Vols have solely dropped one set to an unranked opponent – that got here within the first set towards Arkansas on Sept. 25. Since dropping the opening set versus the Hogs, UT has gained 9 units in a row.

Senior Lily Felts was all around the flooring for UT, coming away with a team-high 14 kills and including 9 digs to her evening. Graduate senior Breana Runnels additionally reached double-figures in kills, placing down 10 within the win.

Setter Natalie Hayward picked up her seventh double-double of the yr and fourth in a row with 37 assists and 14 digs. She additionally put away two kills within the Girl Vol victory.

Morgahn Fingall had a stable evening with 9 kills on a .300 hit proportion, 5 digs and a pair of blocks. Coming off the bench to begin units two and three, Nicole Shanahan smacked down two kills whereas main the Orange & White in blocks with three.

Ava Bell hit a team-high .636 with seven kills and a block.

Tennessee cruised via the opening set, profitable 25-16. The Girl Vols hit .300 within the opening body whereas limiting Auburn to a .152 hitting proportion. Felts acquired off to a sizzling begin, placing down seven kills and hitting .308. The Knoxville native additionally notched 4 digs to open the match.

Set two was a tighter affair with UT profitable, 25-21. The rating was tied 4 instances throughout the second and the lead modified arms as soon as. Auburn jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, however the Girl Vols used a 5-0 run to take the lead.

Felts once more led UT in kills with six, with Runnels totaling 5 kills.

The third set was all Tennessee because it jumped out to a 7-0 lead en path to a 25-14 third set victory. Fingall led in kills within the set as she tallied 4 on 4 makes an attempt. Ava Bell recorded three kills on 4 swings within the last body.


Kills – Lily Felts (14)

Assists – Natalie Hayward (37)

Digs – Natalie Hayward (14)

Blocks – Nicole Shanahan (3)


Tennessee returns to the courtroom Saturday and Sunday because it welcomes Texas A&M to Knoxville for a two-match collection. First serve Saturday is slated for five p.m. ET, whereas the match Sunday will get underway at 1 p.m.




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