Iowa State Cyclones and the Georgia Bulldogs both take down their ranked opponents on Wednesday night
The GIST: Wednesday night was a wild one at the net, with not one, but two ranked squads falling to unranked opponents. The court masterminds? The Iowa State Cyclones and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Undefeated no more: The night’s most shocking upset saw the Cyclones hand a 3-2 loss to the no-longer-unbeaten No. 1 Texas Longhorns. But more surprising was how Iowa State won: Despite Texas blowing them away in nearly every statistical category, the Cyclones capitalized on just the right moments. The math didn’t math, but Iowa State’s limit did not exist.
- Up next, the now-out-for-redemption Longhorns face the West Virginia Mountaineers tomorrow night. And things only get worse for the Mountaineers from there as they take on Iowa State next week. What’d the Mountaineers do to deserve this karma?
Brooms or bust: There must have been snow on the beach on Wednesday because Georgia’s Bulldogs showed up with brooms, sweeping the No. 11 Florida Gators. Not only was it Florida’s first 3-0 loss of the season, but the Gators also recorded their most dismal hitting percentage (.090) of this season.
- Next week, Florida takes on the Auburn Tigers, a team the Bulldogs lost to twice (3-1 and 3-2) less than two weeks ago. The Gators better sharpen those chompers.