Saturday Roundup: 8 Sweeps, 3 Seeds Fall, Michigan Wins Marathon vs. Pitt
Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
Kentucky Marches Into Second Straight Sweet 16 with Sweep of Purdue
The 10th-seeded Kentucky volleyball team put together a dominating performance of Purdue on Saturday night in Memorial Coliseum, sweeping the Boilermakers, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-14) to punch its ticket to the Sweet 16
Kentucky’s Edmond, Curry & Stumler Tabbed as SEC Player, Libero, Freshman of the Year
Kentucky’s Leah Edmond was named Player of the Year, while teammate Gabby Curry was named Libero of the Year and Alli Stumler was named Freshman of the Year. Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors when to Arkansas’ Hailey Dirrigl.
Kentucky Secures Outright SEC Title with 3-1 Win over South Carolina
The No. 11 Kentucky volleyball team secured the outright 2018 Southeastern Conference championship on Wednesday night with a 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17) win at South Carolina.
Kentucky Earns Share of SEC Crown with Win over Missouri
The Kentucky volleyball team clinched the 2018 Southeastern Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep of Missouri as junior Leah Edmond became the Wildcats’ 25-point rally scoring era kills leader.
SEC: Alabama, Auburn Win in 5; Kentucky, Missouri Notch Sweeps on Friday
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.
SEC: Gators Pile Up 23 Blocks vs. Ole Miss, Kentucky Sweeps LSU
Florida piled up a rally-scoring era record 23 blocks vs. Ole Miss, while Kentucky swept LSU to remain undefeated in league play. Missouri’s Alyssa Munlyn notched her 600th block in a four-set win over Auburn, while Tennessee outlasted Texas A&M in five sets.
Inside the Numbers: A Look at the NCAA Statistics through Week 8
After week 8, the midway point of some conference seasons, here’s a look at the NCAA Division I statistical leaders.
SEC: #9 Florida and #19 Kentucky Stay Flawless in Conference Play
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.
SEC: Florida, Arkansas Win in 5; Kentucky, Missouri Sweep
Kentucky stayed perfect at 4-0 with a road sweep at Mississippi State, while Florida, Arkansas and Missouri won at home. The Gators and Razorbacks pulled out five set wins, with Florida hanging on for victory to move to 5-0 and Arkansas overcoming a 2-0 deficit for its first league win.