Malorie Pardo had out 47 assists to spark the LSU volleyball team to its third consecutive victory en route to a sweep of Alabama, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18 Friday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU (14-6, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) won its 11th straight match versus Alabama (10-12, 3-8) and opened a two-match lead over Arkansas at the halfway point of the SEC Western Division race.

The 47 assists for Pardo matched an SEC-high for a three-set match on the season.

Desiree Elliott had 15 kills and added three blocks for LSU, while Michele Williams had 10 kills.

From the outside, Helen Boyle, Madie Jones and Nicole Willis combined for 26 kills, and Willis also equaled a career-best with five digs and tacked on two blocks, while Boyle had six digs and two blocks.

Alabama (10-12, 3-8) was paced by Kayla Fitterer, who had a match-high 17 kills.

LSU finishes up its four-match homestand at 1 p.m. Sunday against Ole Miss. The match will be televised by Cox Sports Television.

Swimming and diving

LSU MEN FALLS TO AUBURN: The Tigers lost to Auburn 218-82 at the LSU Natatorium on Friday.

LSU senior Matt Vieke captured first-place honors in the three-meter dive with a score of 371.48. Vieke also took second in the one-meter springboard with a score of 330.45.

Sophomore Kevin Leong delivered his season and career highs in both the one-meter (311.25) and three-meter (352.28) en route to a third place finish in both events.

Junior Nick Kunkel registered program season highs in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events. His 100 back time of 49.95 and 200 back time of 1:49.76 earned him silver in both competitions.

Sophomore Ricardo Alvarado Jiminez continued to impress in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. He finished in second in the 100 breast with a mark of 55.97 and second in the 200 breast with a mark of 2:01.88.

Women’s golf

LADY TIGERS STRUGGLE IN START OF MERCEDES SEC-PAC 12 CHALLENGE: In Knoxville, Tenn., the No. 3-ranked women’s golf team struggled on their opening nine holes Friday and finished in 18th place after first round of the Mercedes-Benz SEC-Pac 12 Challenge at the Holston Hills Country Club.

LSU posted a 19-over 307, while No. 1 ranked UCLA (the defending champion in the challenge) leads at 7-under par 281. The Bruins are three-shots ahead of Alabama at 4-under 284. Another seven shots back is Tennessee at 3-over 291.

Stephanie Meadow of Alabama and Lauren Stratton of Vanderbilt are the individual leaders at 4-under par 68 in the field of 23 teams and 120 players.

LSU’s top scorer was Jacqueline Hedwall who had four birdies over the final nine holes to finish at 2-over 74, tied for 32nd.

The tournament continues Saturday.

Mercedes-Benz SEC-Pac 12 Champ.

Knoxville, Tenn.

First Round

Team Results (Par 288)

1. UCLA 281 -7; 2. Alabama 284 -4; 3. Tennessee 291 +3; 4. Colorado 295 +7; 4. Washington 295 +7; 6. Auburn 296 +8; 6. Vanderbilt 296 +8; 6. Arizona 296 +8; 9. Florida 298 +10; 9. Southern Cal 298 +10; 11. California 299 +11; 12. Arizona State 300 +12; 12. Stanford 300 +12; 14. Mississippi 301 +13; 14. Oregon 301 +13; 16. Arkansas 303 +15; 17. Georgia 305 +17; 19. LSU 307 +19; 19. South Carolina 310 +22; 20. Kentucky 312 +24; 20. Washington State 312 +24; 22. Oregon State 313 +25; 23. Mississippi State 317 +29.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72)

1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama, 68 -4; 1. Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt, 68 -4; 3. Stephanie Kono, UCLA, 69 -3; 4. Ashleigh Albrecht, Kentucky, 70 -2; 4. Hannah Collier, Alabama, 70 -2; 4. Erynne Lee, UCLA, 70 -2.

LSU scores

T32. Jacqueline Hedwall 74 +2

T55. Madelene Sagstrom 76 +4

T78. Lindsay Gahm 78 +6

T90. Tessa Teachman 79 +7

T104. Austin Ernst 82 +10