On Senior Day, the Alabama Crimson Tide Volleyball team defeated rival Auburn 3-sets to 1 in the final home game of the season at Foster Auditorium. Before the game, Alabama honored seniors Kayla Fitterer and Leigh Moyer before dispatching of the Tigers to get Iron Bowl week off to a great start in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama jumped out and won the first two sets of the match. The first set was back-and-forth with the Crimson Tide coming out on top 25-22. Alabama controlled the second set and won 25-17 to go up 2-0. After an intermission, Auburn rallied in the third set with a dominant display to win 25-11, and force a fourth set.
The Crimson Tide refused to be denied though, and were equally dominant in the fourth set with a decisive 25-14 victory to take the match 3 sets to 1.
Senior Kayla Fitterer and sophomore Katherine White led the way with 12 kills each. It was a present-meets-future day for the Crimson Tide with the senior and sophomore leading the charger. Fitterer will pass the torch to White when she leaves Tuscaloosa.
Junior defensive specialist Cristina Arenas had 22 digs to help the cause.
Auburn’s Sarah Bullock was the star of the match with the volleyball double-double of 15 kills and 12 digs. She had numerous violent spikes to lead the way for the Tigers.
It hasn’t been a banner year for Alabama volleyball, especially in SEC play, but the two seniors went out the right way with an impressive victory over Auburn. Alabama was able to avenge a 3-1 loss to Auburn back on September 23rd in Auburn.
After losing six consecutive matches and eight out of nine, the Crimson Tide have turned this around a bit by winning three of their last four matches.
The Crimson Tide have two matches left this season. They will play on the road against Mississippi on Wednesday, and then travel to Missouri to finish off the season on Friday.
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