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.