A pair of all-around efforts helped senior setter Lyndie Haddock-Eppich lead BYU to a pair of victories of Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
After leading the Tigers to an upset win over #11 Florida on Sunday, Missouri’s Kylie Deberg has been named both SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week.
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.
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.
The South Carolina volleyball team competes in its first mid-week conference match of the season Wednesday night, when it travels to Arkansas for an 8 p.m. ET first serve with the Razorbacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday brought two more wins for No. 4 Minnesota, leaving the team among the national ranks of the unbeaten a 5-0 and sewing up the Diet Coke Classic tournament title.