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VB: Gators Sweep South Carolina at Home

Photo by Kristen Oliff / ChompTalk.com

The 13th-ranked Florida Gators returned to Exactech Arena Wednesday evening after three straight road matches. Florida gave its home fans something to cheer for with a three-set sweep of the visiting South Carolina Gamecocks (25-17, 25-19, 25-19).

The Gators are now 14-3 on the season with a 5-1 record in the SEC.

Match Leaders

Offensive

Once again, Thayer Hall led the Gators in kills. She picked up 12 on 22 swings with two errors.

Rachael Kramer and Lauren Dooley added another eight kills each. Dooley attempted 12 attacks and gave away one error, and Kramer attempted 14 and gave away two errors.

The Gator offensive as a whole performed at a high level. The team hit for .368 on the night. Meanwhile, they restricted the Gamecocks to clip of .207. Despite this, South Carolina’s Mikayla Robinson led the game with 12 kills.

Marlie Monserez had herself a night. She dished out 37 assists in the three sets and contributed with one kill and two service aces.

Holly Carlton also picked up two aces. Overall, the Gators tallied seven aces on the night.

Defensive

The Gators were less successful in the block against the Gamecocks. Florida managed just six blocks in the match, good for two per set.

Dooley led the game with four blocks. This comes after she earned the SEC Defensive Player of the Week nomination on Monday.

Allie Gregory picked up 13 digs in the match, followed closely by USC’s Addie Bryant with 10.

What’s Next?

Next up, the Florida Gators will head to the bayou of Louisiana to face LSU. The Tigers are 9-7 overall with a 3-3 record in conference play. Last time out, they lost to Georgia in five sets.

The match will begin Sunday at 2 p.m. and can be streamed on SEC Network +.

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