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.
The home team won three of the four SEC openers on Friday night, with Tennessee upsetting Auburn in four sets as the lone exception.
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.
Rachael Kramer posted 9 kills and 7 blocks as the Florida middles were to key to defeating Florida State.
The Lumberjacks went 2-1 on the weekend, along with Florida and Cal State Northridge. NAU began Friday with a sweep over Southern Illinois and closed the invitational with a loss in 5 sets against CSUN Saturday afternoon.
Northern Arizona made history Friday night, knocking off 7th-ranked Florida for its first ranked win in program history. The Lumberjacks outlasted the Gators in 5 sets.
Micaya White led Texas to a dramatic 3-2 win over Florida.
Florida upended Nebraska on night one but there were plenty of takeaways from the first day of action.
Florida was led by their newcomers, notably Thayer Hall and Marlie Monserez, in a road victory against defending champs Nebraska.