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Volleyball Hosts Mississippi State and Auburn this Weekend in Tuscaloosa

Volleyball Hosts Mississippi State and Auburn this Weekend in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama volleyball (10-10, 0-9 SEC) hosts a pair of opponents this weekend at Foster Auditorium, facing Mississippi State (10-9, 3-6 SEC) on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. CT in the Crimson Tide’s annual Power of Pink game before squaring off against 24th-ranked Auburn (15-5, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. CT on the SEC Network.

This Weekend: Mississippi State/Auburn

  • Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Foster Auditorium
  • Friday, Oct. 27 vs. Mississippi State – 6 p.m. CT *Power of Pink*
  • Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. No. 24 Auburn – 11 a.m. CT

Scouting Alabama

  • Alabama continues its home stand this weekend with a pair of matches at Foster Auditorium, hosting Mississippi State on Friday and 24th-ranked Auburn on Sunday
  • Friday’s game against the Bulldogs is the Crimson Tide’s annual Power of Pink match, an Alabama Athletics initiative started by former gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson in 2004 to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer
  • Friday is the second matchup this season between Alabama and Mississippi State while Sunday is the first of two meetings between the Tide and Tigers, with the in-state rivals meeting again later this season in Auburn on Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Four of Alabama’s nine remaining matches come against teams ranked in the latest AVCA top 25 poll, plus two more against Texas A&M, who is receiving votes
  • Kendyl Reaugh continues her charge towards 1,000 career kills, with her 18 kills against LSU pushing her career total to 930
  • Alabama welcomes back eight returners from last season while adding eight newcomers, including seven freshmen and one transfer

Last Time Out: LSU

  • Alabama volleyball fell in a hard-fought three set contest against LSU Sunday afternoon at Foster Auditorium by set scores of 21-25, 23-25 and 20-25.
  • Kendyl Reaugh hit .390, her highest hitting percentage in SEC play this season, and led the team with 18 kills to improve her career total to 930
  • After returning from injury to play in the Oct. 18 game vs. South Carolina, freshman Jordyn Towns made her first career start in Sunday’s match vs. LSU

Kendyl Reaugh Approaching 1,000th Career Kill

  • With nine matches remaining this season, senior Kendyl Reaugh is 70 kills shy of the 1,000th of her career
  • She is averaging 3.38 kills-per-set this season, the highest rate of her career
  • With 233 kills this year, she is 74 shy of…

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