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.
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.
Florida survived a road-test from South Carolina, while Missouri also picked up a road win at Ole Miss. Texas A&M and Arkansas held home court against Auburn and Mississippi State respectively.
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.
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.
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.
After nearly two weeks away from competition due to Hurricane Irma, #20 Florida State edged past Auburn (RV) in five sets to move to 6-1 on the year.