With the victory, LSU (16-8, 9-5 SEC) claimed its 21st straight victory against Auburn (10-15, 4-11 SEC) in the series. The Tigers also ascended back to the top of the SEC Western Division race after Georgia beat Arkansas on Friday in five sets.
“Everyone played with great composure and great poise,” LSU coach Fran Flory said. “It’s the first time all season that we’ve played a complete match like a mature team. In the past when we’ve had one touch go bad, it put us in a downward spiral. Not tonight, what a great job by Michele Williams to maintain her composure to lead this team. Helen stepped up in a big way. There’s nothing but good things that can happen for our team when she does the things that she did for us tonight.”
Desiree Elliott had 18 kills of her own on a .333 hitting ratio and matched a career-best with eight blocks.
Madie Jones provided 16 kills to go along with seven digs and four blocks. Michele Williams tacked on 11 kills and recorded seven blocks.
Malorie Pardo handed out a match-high 54 assists and added eight digs.
Auburn was fueled by Katia Rud, who equaled a career-best with 16 kills. From the outside, Kelly Fidero tallied 20 kills and 10 digs coupled with Sarah Bulluck’s 15 kills and 17 digs.
LSU concludes its four-match road swing at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Georgia.