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.
Florida and Kentucky were picked as favorites win the SEC, but Alabama’s surprise start has the Crimson Tide in the conversation. Missouri and Texas A&M opener league play with wins on Wednesday.
LSU’s Taylor Bannister capped a banner week with her fourth career SEC honor following three Freshman of the Week nods in 2017, while Georgia’s Meghan Donovan earned her third setter of the week honor of 2018.
Auburn won its fourth straight match to end the non-conference season at 7-3, besting Florida State 3-1.
“We’ve talked about how we need to learn something every week in order to improve and this weekend will be another good learning experience for this young team,” Auburn head coach Rick Nold said of the Kansas Invitational.
Carly Skjodt totaled 23 kills in two matches as #19 Michigan went 2-0 to win the War Eagle Invitational.