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.
9th-ranked Florida and 19th-ranked Kentucky stayed perfect in SEC action with 8-0 and 6-0 marks, respectively. LSU, Texas A&M and RV Missouri all chalked up conference wins on Sunday as well.
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.
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.
No. 1 Penn State used an efficient offense to move past unseeded Missouri in a sweep on Friday afternoon to earn its eighth NCAA Elite Eight appearance since 2006.
MATCH STATS No. 11 Kentucky def. Missouri 3-1 (19-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19) Kentucky moves to 10-2, 1-0 SEC; Missouri drops…