Grambling State Gives Alabama State First Conference Loss in 3 Years

  0 Braden Keith | September 22nd, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News

Grambling State. def. Alabama State 3-2 (14-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-10)

Grambling State entered Friday’s SWAC contest against Alabama State with just 1 win so far in 2018 – against NAIA opponent Jarvis Christian.

They picked an unlikely moment to get their first win of the season over an NCAA opponent.

After falling in an 0-2 hole against two-time defending conference champions Alabama State, Grambling fought all the way back to win 3-2. The match handed Alabama State their first loss to a SWAC opponent since 2005, when they lost 3-1 to Jackson State in the 2015 SWAC Championship match. The streak sat at 43 matches.

It was a day for SWAC underdogs to celebrate, as another streak was broken as well. Alcorn State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3-0, which snapped a 31-game conference losing streak: the 2nd-longest active such streak nationally.


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