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 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 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.
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.
South Carolina claimed the title at its own Gamecock Invitational with a historic and momentous sweep of rival Clemson, marking the program’s 800th victory.
South Carolina’s volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak with a 3-1 win over Alabama Friday night (20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 26-24).
The South Carolina volleyball team will be in the national spotlight Wednesday night, as it hosts Missouri (16-9, 9-3 SEC) for a 6 p.m. match on ESPNU.
The South Carolina volleyball team will travel for a pair of weekend road matches, facing Tennessee Friday night and No. 6 Kentucky on Sundayafternoon.
The South Carolina volleyball program has another split weekend ahead, as the Gamecocks travel to No. 4 Florida on Friday night, then host Auburn Sunday afternoon.
South Carolina’s volleyball program will split up its weekend ahead, as the Gamecock travel to Arkansas for a Friday night match before returning home to the Carolina Volleyball Center on Sunday at1:30 for a showdown with Ole Miss.