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.
In her final home match, senior All-American Mikaela Foecke had 16 kills without an error to lead the No. 6 seed Nebraska volleyball team to a 25-14, 25-22, 25-18 sweep of No. 24 Missouri in the NCAA second round.
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.
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.
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.
Kentucky extended its win streak to 11 matches and remains as the lone undefeated team in the SEC after a five-set win over Texas, while Missouri knocked off No. 11 Florida in Gainesville for the Gators first league loss. Four road teams came up victorious in the six Sunday matches.
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.
Kentucky and South Carolina remained on top of the SEC standings after sweeps Friday night, while Georgia and Tennessee each registered their second win of the league season.
Missouri’s Leketor Member-Meneh, Texas A&M’s Amy Houser and Camille Conner, and Kentucky’s Madison Lilley and Alli Stumler were honored by the SEC as players of the week for the league opening week.