COURTESY: Arkansas State
WASHINGTON, D.C. (8/30/14) – The Arkansas State volleyball squad fell to the Auburn Tigers 3-0 (21-25, 20-25, 16-25) Saturday during the final day of the George Washington Invitational in Washington, D.C.
The Red Wolves (0-3) got off to a fantastic start in the first set by racing out to a 10-2 lead over Auburn (2-1). The Tigers cut into the A-State lead and got within two points at 13-11, but the Red Wolves increased their lead to 18-13 after a Jessica Uke kill and Auburn attack error. However, Auburn erased the deficit with a 6-1 run to tie the set at 19-19 and then ended the game on a 6-2 run to earn a 25-21 set victory over the Red Wolves.
Trailing 1-0, A-State fell behind 13-9 in the second set, but went on a 5-1 run to tie the set up at 14-14 on aShelby Holmes kill. The Red Wolves fought to within one point at 19-18 later in the set, but Auburn ended the game on another 6-2 run to earn a 25-20 second set victory. In the third set, Auburn took an early 13-7 lead, but a 4-0 A-State run cut the deficit to two at 13-11. The Red Wolves couldn’t get any closer than that and the Tigers used a 12-5 run to win the third set 25-16 and earn the 3-0 match victory over Arkansas State.
“I’m disappointed we didn’t play better,” A-State head volleyball coach David Rehr said. “It would have been a nice win for us.”
Holmes led the Red Wolves with 10 kills, while Mallory Warrington handed out 21 assists and registered 15 digs to record her third straight double-double. Defensively, Markie Schaedig led A-State with 19 digs andKelsey Reis had three blocks.
Arkansas State returns to action Friday, Sept. 5 in the Memphis Invitational against UT Martin. First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m.