10th-ranked Florida registered 20 blocks, the 2nd-highest total recorded in the rally-scoring era, to halt RV Georgia’s upset bid 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Gators remain undefeated in SEC action, as Taelor Kellum and Mia Sokolowski notched career-high block totals.
T’ara Ceasar (pictured) and Rachel Ritchie combined for 48 kills as (RV) Georgia escaped Auburn in five sets.
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.
East Tennesee State Bucs pulled off an amazing comeback, including a rally from down 7-0 in Set 5, to thrill the crowd of 2,016 inside Brooks Gym, and defeat Tennessee 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12.
The Lady Vols started the Eve Rackham era with its first ranked victory since 2016, toppling Michigan State in four sets.
Senior middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan became the Gators all-time blocking leader as No. 4 Florida notched its 20th win of the season in a road sweep of Tennessee on Sunday.