Kentucky stayed perfect with a sweep of South Carolina, while Florida got back on the winning track with a sweep of Mississippi State. Missouri and Tennessee survived five setters to keep pace.
Kentucky stayed perfect in SEC play at 9-0 with their 12th-straight victory, while Missouri extended its win streak to seven matches with a sweep of LSU. Alabama and Auburn each won in five sets.
9th-ranked Florida and 19th-ranked Kentucky stayed perfect in SEC action with 8-0 and 6-0 marks, respectively. LSU, Texas A&M and RV Missouri all chalked up conference wins on Sunday as well.
10th-ranked Florida registered 20 blocks, the 2nd-highest total recorded in the rally-scoring era, to halt RV Georgia’s upset bid 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Gators remain undefeated in SEC action, as Taelor Kellum and Mia Sokolowski notched career-high block totals.
T’ara Ceasar (pictured) and Rachel Ritchie combined for 48 kills as (RV) Georgia escaped Auburn in five sets.
While 10th-ranked Florida earned a sweep at LSU, Mississippi State earned the first SEC victory of the July Darty era with a 5-set comeback win over Auburn.
Texas A&M knocked off RV Georgia in 5 sets, otherwise favored SEC programs earned victories to close out opening weekend. RV South Carolina, Missouri, 11th-ranked Florida and Texas A&M are all off to 2-0 conference starts.
Carly Skjodt totaled 23 kills in two matches as #19 Michigan went 2-0 to win the War Eagle Invitational.
No. 4 Florida utilized a balanced offensive attack, while hitting .300 or better in three sets and besting Auburn in everything but aces in a four-set road win on Sunday.
MATCH STATS Auburn def. #15 North Carolina 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 25-27, 25-21) Auburn moves to 4-1; North Carolina drops to…