SEC: Florida Wins Third Straight 5-Setter, Mizzou Picks Up Road Sweep

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 13th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News, SEC


  • Oct. 12

Florida survived a road-test from South Carolina, while Missouri also picked up a road win at Ole Miss. Texas A&M and Arkansas held home court against Auburn and Mississippi State respectively.


  • Texas A&M def. Auburn 3-0
  • Florida def. South Carolina 3-2
  • Missouri def. Ole Miss 3-0
  • Arkansas def. Mississippi State 3-1

Updated Standings

School SEC Overall
Florida 7-0 16-3
Kentucky 5-0 11-4
South Carolina 5-2 14-3
Missouri 5-2 15-4
Tennessee 5-2 14-5
Texas A&M 4-2 11-7
Georgia 3-4 12-6
Alabama 2-4 15-5
Arkansas 2-5 8-9
Ole Miss 1-5 11-9
LSU 1-5 6-11
Mississippi State 1-5 5-14
Auburn 1-6 8-9


#9 Florida def. South Carolina 3-2 (25-17, 25-15, 18-25, 24-26, 15-12)


  • Florida has now won 20 straight in the all-time series with the Gamecocks. South Carolina did however win its first set off the Gators since 2014.
  • The Gators hit .458 and .471 in the first two sets, but managed just an .088 effort in Set 3 before bouncing back. Florida outhit South Carolina .309 to .218 for the match and also boasted the advantage in kills (61-55), aces (7-4) and blocks (10-9).
  • It was a homecoming for rookie sensation Thayer Hall and she responded with a team-best 16 kills to lead the Gators in her home state.
  • Hall had help from four other players with eight or more kills: Holly Carlton (13), Rachael Kramer (11), Taelor Kellum (9) and Paige Hammons (8). Hall hit just .179, but the other four hit .300 or better. Kramer put up a team-best nine blocks.
  • Brittany McLean (career high 18), Jess Vastine (career high 14) and Mikayla Shields (11) led the way for the Gamecocks. Shields rounded out a double-double with 13 digs, while Mikayla Robinson put up five blocks.
  • South Carolina led 7-6 in Set 5, before Florida turned the tables with a 5-1 run including two Kellum putaways to go up 11-8. The teams traded points from there leading to the 15-12 Gator win, which came on a Kramer kill.

(RV) Missouri def. Ole Miss 3-0 (25-16, 31-29, 25-19)


  • Missouri racked up double-digit blocks for the 14th time in 19 matches, outdoing Ole Miss 12-4 at the net.
  • Missouri started the match with a .519 hitting clip and, despite falling off to a .200 effort in Set 3, outhit Ole Miss .356 to .116. The Rebels boasted a 7-5 edge in aces.
  • The Tigers used a balanced attack with four players adding seven or more kills. Dariana Holllingsworth and Leketor Member-Meneh notched 10 putdowns apiece, while each hitting better than .500 (.556 and .529 respectively.) Kylie Deberg (9) and Tyanna Omazic (7) followed. Omazic added a team-best six blocks.
  • Emily Stroup notched a match-high 14 kills and nine digs for Ole Miss, but hit just .105. Caitlin Wernentin and Aubrey Sultemeier chimed in with seven kills apiece.
  • Mizzou led Set 2 24-21, only to see Ole Miss score four in a row to earn a set-point try of its own at 25-24 after back-to-back aces by Stroup. The Rebels went on to have four set-point tries, the last at 28-27, before giving may to a final 4-1 push by Missouri. Member-Meneh notched two kills and a block in the last stretch.

Texas A&M def. Auburn  3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-21)


  • Texas A&M hit .300 or better in all three sets, outhitting Auburn a season-high .424 to .188 for the match. The Aggies also outdid the Tigers 49-34 in kills and 6-5 in blocks. Auburn boasted a slight 3-2 edge in aces.
  • Hollann Hans paced the Aggies with 16 kills on a .444 hitting effort. Makena Patterson added nine putaways on a team-best .643 clip (9-0-14). London Austin-Roark chipped in eight kills on a .615 hitting effort (8-0-13).
  • Gwyn Jones and Taylor Rowland downed nine kills apiece to lead Auburn. Shaina White added four kills and three blocks.
  • Auburn boasted a 19-16 advantage in Set 3, before succumbing to a 9-2 Aggie run. Four Tiger miscues and three Hans putaways helped Texas A&M close out the match.

Arkansas def. Mississippi State 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12)


  • Mississippi State outhit Arkansas .273 to .128, but was outdone the rest of the way as the Razorbacks bounced back to hit .300 or better including a .458 effort in Set 4. All told, Arkansas outhit the Bulldogs .305 to .241, while also boasting a 68-41 advantage in kills.
  • Hailey Dirrigl led a group of four Razorbacks with double-digit kills, posting 18. Kelly O’Brien (16), Logan Brown (14) and Elizabeth Pamphile (10) follow. Brown hit at a .500 clip while Fernanda Guitron notched a .667 effort with nine kills (9-1-12).
  • Amarrah Cooks (13) and Paige Shaw (12) led the Bulldog offense. Cooks hit at a .600 clip (13-1-20) and turned in a team-best five blocks.
  • Arkansas dominated Set 4, closing out the stanza on a 10-0 run.

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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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