The GIST: With COVID-19 reshuffling the college sports calendar, we have volleyball and football championship news today, along with a perfect game in softball. You hear that, Hannah?
🏐Volleyball: No. 2 Kentucky’s historic season ended with their first-ever volleyball national title, as the Wildcats defeated No. 4 Texas in a four-set thriller on Saturday night. Fresh off her honors, senior Madison Lilley posted a career-high 19 digs and was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. ?!
- Highlights from Saturday’s first-round action include James Madison University (JMU) Jawon Hamilton’s . Talk about not throwing away your shot.
- Eight teams advanced to , which begin this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Hamilton’s No. 3 JMU squad faces North Dakota at 6 p.m. ET, while top-seeded South Dakota State takes on Southern Illinois at 9 p.m. ET. We missed you, Sunday football.
🥎Softball: There was some herstory on the diamond this weekend. On Friday, Saint Anselm senior pitcher Morgan Perry tossed a in a 3–0 win over St. Michael’s College. The next day? Perry tossed a (!!!), striking out 10 batters en route to the first perfect game in program history and her record-breaking 79th career win. What, like it’s hard?