AU ROUNDUP: Missouri sweeps Auburn in Blue Raider Bash Final

MacKenzy Harper and the Tigers weren't able to hold of Missouri

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Auburn volleyball team saw its five-match winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to Missouri (25-22, 25-13, 25-17) in the final match of the Blue Raider Bash at Middle Tennessee’s Alumni Memorial Gym.

Auburn (5-2) lost for the first time since its season’s opening match, while Missouri (8-1) won its fourth in a row to capture the Blue Raider Bash tournament title.

Sophomore Camila Jersonsky and senior Kelly Fidero were named to the Blue Raider Bash all-tournament team. For the week, Jersonsky finished with a .493 hitting percentage, scoring 37 kills on 69 attacks with just three errors. Fidero led the Tigers in kills during the tournament with 46 on 111 attacks for a .297 hitting percentage.

In today’s match, Missouri out-hit Auburn by a .452 to .131 margin, despite a stellar performance from Fidero with 11 kills on 22 attacks, hitting .409. Kathia Rud had seven kills on 14 attempts with two errors (.357). Sarah Wroblicky led Auburn with six digs in the match. Christina Solverson had three aces in the match, matching a career high.

Auburn will next be in action Friday and Saturday as the Tigers travel to Coral Gables, Fla., for the Hurricane Invitational. The Tigers will face host Miami at 6:30 p.m. Friday before taking on No. 17 Oklahoma and Florida A&M on Saturday.

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