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VB: Gators back to winning ways with sweep at Auburn

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The 15th-ranked Florida Gators etched another W into the record books with a sweep over Auburn at Auburn Arena Wednesday evening. The Gators secured the victory by a 25-17 scoreline in each frame.

Leaders

Holly Carlton picked up the most kills in the match with 13. She took a total of 20 swings and made one error for a final clip of .600.

Thayer Hall was the only other Gator to reach two figures on the night. She bagged 10 on 23 attacks and made one error, giving her a hitting percentage of .391.

One area that Hall stood out was with her service. She finished with three service aces, as many as Auburn had as a team and more than half that the Gators had.

Carlton and Lauren Dooley both had two blocks, the most on the team. Allie Gregory led Florida in digs with eight, followed closely by Hall and Marlie Monserez with 11 each.

Team Stats

As a team, the Gators had another successful night in the attack. Florida saw out the match with a .361 hitting percentage.

The Tigers, however, could only manage a .096 hitting percentage as a team. This was, in part, due to Florida’s back and front rows taking turns saving points. On the other hand, Auburn committed 20 attack errors. Florida made just 10.

The Gators had 7.0 blocks to Auburn’s 5.0. Additionally, the guests’ well-rounded dig efforts led to an advantage over the hosts of 51-36.

What’s Next?

Next up, the Florida Gators have their last road match of the season at Georgia in Athens. First serve is set for noon on Sunday.

After that, Florida will return home to close out the final two games of the season. On the 27th, Florida has Arkansas at 5 p.m., and on the 30th, Texas A&M come to town for the 4 p.m. game.

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