Fall Sports

VB: Gators down Bulldogs in three Sets

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The Florida volleyball team is now 23-5 after sweeping the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. This is the second time the Gators topped Georgia this season, with the first win going to five sets. The Gators are now 14-2 in the SEC.

Set 1

Florida easily outpaced the Bulldogs in this set, winning 25-12. The squad jumped out 8-4 early on. After a 12-6 run, the Gators were up 20-10. They finished the set off of two kills and capitalized on a flurry of Georgia errors.

Florida hit .571 as a team, while holding the Dawgs to just .111. Rachael Kramer threw down six kills and Paige Hammons contributed two.

Set 2

The second frame was even easier for the Gators, as they topped Georgia 25-11. Allie Gregory‘s serving gave the team a strong start and finish. Gregory began the set with a five-point service run and closed it out with a four-pointer. Allie Monserez added another four points on serving and Paige Hammons pitched in three. For reference, that is 16 points just on serving.

Other than the stellar serves, Florida’s hitting was below par at just .235. However, that was better than the Dawgs, who hit -.111 in the set. Rachael Kramer and Holly Carlton made three kills each.

Set 3

Georgia came back swinging and gave the Gators a run for their money. Florida was down 13-10 before legendary Coach Mary Wise called a timeout. After the TO, the squad battled back to a 14-13 lead. From then on, the set went point-for-point until the two teams deadlocked at 20-20. The Gators then went on a 5-0 run to close out the match.

The squad made 7 kills during set 3, from Rachael Kramer (3), Paige Hammons (2), and Taelor Kellum (2).

Gator Notables

Junior Rachael Kramer controlled the court, hitting .667, a season best. Kramer also registered 11 kills and six monster blocks.

Paige Hammons hit .357, making six kills on the afternoon. Taelor Kellum posted five kills, hitting .571 overall. Holly Carlton made five kills and blocks apiece.

The Monserez sisters combined for 25 assists, with Allie dishing out 17 and Marlie adding eight.

Allie Gregory dove for 18 digs, which led both teams.

Up Next

The Gators will head to Tennessee for their next match. Gametime is set for Wednesday at 5PM.

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