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VB: Gators remain unbeaten in SEC play with sweep of Alabama

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The Florida volleyball team extended its SEC record to 8-0 after sweeping the Alabama Crimson Tide. Earlier in the season, the Gators swept the Tide in Tuscaloosa. Today, the team did inside the Exactech Arena.

Set 1

Alabama was clearly out for revenge in this strong first set. The two teams were tied 21-21 until the Gators pulled away based on two Bama errors, an ace (Holly Carlton), and a kill (Paige Hammons).

In the frame, Florida hit a .400 clip and 15 kills. Carlton and freshman Thayer Hall made four kills apiece.

Set 2

Florida had a much easier time this set, never trailing. The Tide lost some momentum, committing 15 errors and hitting just -.030. However, the Gators did not put on a show, hitting .250. Carlton and Hammons led the way in kills with three each.

Set 3

Two nice service runs from Carlton gave Florida a 20-10 advantage. Freshman Lauren Dooley registered a clean block, giving the Gators match point and seventh sweep this season.

Gator Notables

Six Gators made an offensive impact, hitting over .300 – Marlie Monserez (1.000), Taelor Kellum (.583), Mia Sokolowski (.500), Holly Carlton (.471), Rachael Kramer (.400) and Paige Hammons (.308).

Florida has never lost to Alabama, moving to 46-0 all-time.

Up Next

On Friday, Florida gets a rematch against Ole Miss after hosting the Rebels for their home opener.

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