- Oct. 19, 2018
Missouri was the only home team in the four SEC matches on Friday to pick up a win, outlasting Auburn in four sets. Texas A&M took Tennessee to five sets, but could not hold home court. Florida rebounded after dropping the first set against Ole Miss, while Kentucky made quick work of LSU.
- Florida def. Ole Miss 3-1
- Kentucky def. LSU 3-0
- Missouri def. Auburn 3-1
- Tennessee def. Texas A&M 3-2
Florida at Ole Miss
- Florida moves to 18-3, 9-0 SEC; Ole Miss falls to 11-11, 1-7 SEC
- Starkville, Mississippi
- Box Score
- Florida Recap / Ole Miss Recap
- Florida has won 14 in a row dating to Sept. 8.
- Florida racked up a program rally-scoring era record 23 blocks, topping the previous high of 21 achieved twice during the 2004 season, both against Tennessee (10/22, 11/21). The mark also is tied for fourth all-time in Gator history.
- The Gators outdid the Rebels in every way: kills (56-52), efficiency (.286 to .132), aces (5-3) and blocks (23-7).
- Holly Carlton (17), Thayer Hall (13) and Rachael Kramer (10) paced Florida with double-digit kill tallies, while Taelor Kellum added nine putaways. Kramer rounded out a double-double with 11 blocks, while Carlton hit at a team-high .424 clip and put up six blocks. Kellum notched 12 stuffs, while Mia Sokolowski chimed in with eight blocks.
- Emily Stroup managed a 20-kill, 15-dig double-double for Ole Miss, but she hit just .115 and her nearest help came from Caitlin Wernentin‘s nine kills.
- Lauren Bars turned in a 37-assist, 14-dig double-double.
- Florida ran away with Set 4, jumping ahead 10-1, and did not allow Ole Miss closer than seven the rest of the way. Up 18-11, the Gators used a 6-1 run to earn a match-point try at 24-12 on a block by Hall and Kramer. The Rebels thwarted three attempts, before succumbing to a Sokolowski kill at 25-15.
- The Gators racked up seven blocks in the final stanza, while limiting Ole Miss to a -.029 hitting effort.
When you drop the first set on the road but battle back & set a record for blocks! 🐊🏐🙌😎
Highlights from the block party & more! 👀👇 pic.twitter.com/vsE3aIXOgK
— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) October 20, 2018
Kentucky def. LSU 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-21)
- Kentucky moves to 13-4, 7-0 SEC; LSU falls to 7-12, 2-6 SEC
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Box Score
- Kentucky Recap / LSU Recap
- Kentucky registered its 10th straight victory.
- The Wildcats outhit LSU .327 to .090, including .440-plus efforts each of the first two stanzas. Kentucky also bested the Tigers in kills (44-31), aces 93-2) and blocks (6-3)
- Leah Edmond and Brooke Morgan notched 10 kills apiece to pace UK. Morgan hit .421 and put up a team-high three blocks, while Edmond hit at an errorless .370 clip with six digs and two blocks.
- Madison Lilley notched a 30-assist, 16-dig double-double for the Wildcats, her sixth of the season.
- Taylor Bannister downed a team-best nine kills for LSU, but hit .000 for the match (9-9-26). Toni Rodriguez added seven putaway, while hitting .174.
- Raigen Cianciulli and Lindsay Flory each managed double-digit digs with 16 and 13 respectively for the Tigers.
- Kentucky built a 14-8 lead in Set 3 and held on for the victory. A 5-0 run, including three LSU miscues and a block by Anna Nyberg and Caitlyn Cooper made it 20-12, but the Tigers cut the margin to two at 21-19 with a 7-1 run of its own. The Wildcats called timeout and wrapped up the match with a 4-2 run, winning on their second match-point try at 25-21 on an Avery Skinner putaway.
These kind of highlights belong on 🔁. pic.twitter.com/7CTnEat7we
— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) October 20, 2018
Missouri def. Auburn 3-1 (25-21, 25-10, 21-25, 25-16)
- Missouri moves to 17-4, 7-2 SEC; Auburn falls to 8-11, 1-8 SEC
- Columbia, Missouri
- Box Score
- Auburn Recap / Missouri Recap
- Missouri was better at the net in the match, outdoing Auburn .350 to .127 in efficiency, 52-41 in kills and 10-3 in blocks. Auburn meanwhile boasted a 7-4 edge from the service line.
- Mizzou hit .433 or better in the three sets it won, but just .108 in Set 3. The Tigers ended the night with a .500 effort in Set 4, while limiting Auburn to a .097 clip.
- Kylie Deberg and Leketo Member-Meneh paced Mizzou with 14 kills apiece, while Alyssa Munlyn and Darian Hollingsworth added nine each. Munlyn hit at a .571 clip, while Hollingsworth and Member-Meneh followed at .562 and .519. Deberg rounded out a double-double with 12 digs and three aces. Andrea Fuentes chipped in a 38-assist, 13-dig double-double. Tyanna Omazic led Mizzou at the net with six stuffs.
- Munlyn tallied her 600th career block, becoming the second active player to do so (behind Illinois’ Ali Bastianelli – 666) and the first player in Missouri program history to reach the milestone.
- Taylor Rowland was the lone Auburn player with double-digit kills, notching 12, while hitting at a .143 clip. Three others – Tatum Shipes (8), Shaina White (7) and Gwyn Jones (7) followed. White hit at a .417 clip, while the rest of the team were held under .200.
- Missouri led 15-7 at the midway point of Set 4, thanks in part to two kills apiece by Hollingsworth, Member-Meneh and Munlyn. Munlyn also put up two blocks in the stretch. A 4-0 run, including two Omazic putaways pushed the Tiger lead to 19-9. Auburn got within six at 22-16, but Missouri closed out the match on a 3-0 run with kills by Fuentes, Hollingsworth and Deberg.
🎥 HIGHLIGHTS l 3⃣ Tigers hit .500-plus, leading to outstanding team .350 hitting percentage in Friday night's win!#MIZ #ShowMe 🐯🏐 pic.twitter.com/IyJLKsIS1E
— Mizzou Volleyball (@MizzouVB) October 20, 2018
Tennessee def. Texas A&M 3-2 (25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12)
- Tennessee 14-5, 5-2 SEC: Texas A&M 12-7, 5-2 SEC
- College Station, Texas
- Box Score
- Tennessee Recap / Texas A&M Recap
- Tennessee held on for the five-set win over Texas A&M by edging its foes in hitting efficiency (.202 to .195) and aces (7-6). The Aggies bested the Vols in kills (66-61) and blocks (11-9.5).
- Tessa Grubbs was tops offensively for the Vols with 19 kills, while Erica Treiber (12) and Addisyn Rowe (12) followed. Rowe hit at a .370 clip and put up a team-best five blocks.
- Sedona Hansen managed a 27-assist, 12-dig double-double.
- Hollann Hans notched a 22-kill, 21-dig double-double but it was not enough to carry the Aggies to victory. Brookah Palmer added 15 kills and 10 digs, while Samantha Sanders chipped in 11 putaways.
- Camille Conner had a strong all-around match with 54 assists, 12-digs, a match-high seven blocks and five kills.
- After facing a match-point attempt at 24-22 in Set 4, Texas A&M kept the match going, stealing away the set with a 4-0 run.
- Texas A&M scored three of the first four points in Set 5. Tennessee answered with a 7-2 run with help from two Rowe kills and four Aggie miscues to lead 8-5 at the changeover. A&M countered with six of the next eight points to go up 11-10. The Vols called timeout and closed out the win with a final 5-1 push.
Queue #RockyTop 🏔
— Tennessee Volleyball (@Vol_VBall) October 20, 2018
- Missouri at Florida – 1 p.m. ET Sunday
- Alabama at Arkansas – 2 p.m. ET Sunday
- Tennessee at LSU – 2 p.m. ET Sunday
- Mississippi State at Ole Miss – 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday
- Georgia at South Carolina – 3 p.m. ET Sunday
- Kentucky at Texas A&M – 3 p.m. ET Sunday