Volleyball: Auburn beats Todd Beamer on senior night

The Auburn High School Trojan girls volleyball team took down the Todd Beamer Titans three sets to zero on Nov. 2 inside the Bob Jones Gymnasium.

Auburn had already clinched the number four seed in the NPSL, and along with that, a spot in the postseason. But on senior night, they had a chance to play one final game at home. The win also sealed the longest winning streak of the season of three games and ending on a hot streak, winning the last four of six games of the regular season.

On the final day of the regular season, Auburn was celebrating nine rostered seniors who had contributed to the program, against head coach Mallorie Post’s alma mater.

The match started off fairly even with Beamer getting out to an early 4-2 lead. That advantage would quickly disappear, as Auburn would jump out in front 11-9 before Beamer would call a timeout. The Trojans wouldn’t look back for the rest of the first set, winning 25-13.

The second was more of the same for the Trojans, starting off set two by winning the first four points. Beamer worked their way back to a five point game, 14-9. But an early celebration from the Titans, and great effort play from three Auburn players, gave the Trojans all the momentum. That point had the opposite effect on Beamer — it took the wind out of their sails. The second set ended 25-14, in favor of the Trojans.

In the third set, Beamer seemed to have caught Auburn sleeping, getting an early lead 3-0. But soon enough, Auburn was able to overcome that deficit, taking the lead 8-6. The score was 13-7 Auburn before the Titans took their first timeout of the set. Once play resumed, Auburn won the next 12 out of 13 points in the game.

With the win, the Trojans have a couple of days off before their first playoff game on Nov. 11. They take on the number one seed from the Greater St. Helens League, which is the 13-2 Prairie High School Falcons. Their only two losses came to two 4A schools, Camas and Skyview. The game will be played at Bonney Lake High School.