Alabama and Arkansas earned midweek SEC victories at home in straight sets Wednesday night. The Crimson Tide handed the Bulldogs their 5th loss in a row, while the Razorbacks earned the upset against the Gamecocks, who received votes this week.
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.
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.
In a 5-set thriller in Denton, Texas, the Mean Green overcame the Bulldogs Thursday night.
The LSU volleyball team (11-4, 2-2 SEC) is back at home for two matches this weekend, playing host to Mississippi State (9-10, 0-4 SEC) Friday at 6 p.m. and Arkansas (11-5, 1-3 SEC) Sunday at 1 p.m.
The teams combined for 13 match-point chances in the final stanza, which ended in a 27-25 score in favor of the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State added three transfers to its roster hoping to boost the team to the next level after a 14-18 campaign and 6-12 mark in Southeastern Conference play.