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For the second consecutive night, the No. 4 ranked Florida Gators asserted their dominance on an interior Auburn team.

Playing back to back nights due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Florida earned a sweep of the Tigers to open the 2020 fall season.

As in the first match of the season, junior transfer T’ara Ceasar dominated the action for the Gators, finishing with twelve kills and two services aces offensively while adding nine digs on the defensive side of the net.

Set 1: 25-14 UF

The Gators opened the match going back and forth with the Tigers until a four-point run made it 8-3. Auburn would never get closer than three in the remainder of the first set. The Gators hit at a .412 percentage in the set , making just two errors on 34 swings.

Set 2: 25-19 UF

Auburn came to play in the second set matching point for point with the Gators all the way to a 14-14 tie. However, Florida was just too talented. With Marlie Monserez on the serve, the Gators took three straight points to take control of the set.

Set 3: 25-21 UF

Despite making eight attack errors, Florida rolled to the victory in the third set thanks to dismal offense from Auburn. The Tigers made more errors (10) than kills (9) for a -0.027 hitting clip. Paige Hammons completed the sweep with a kill off a Monserez set.

Leaders:

Kills

  • Ceasar, 12
  • Carlton, 7
  • Hammons, 6

Blocks

  • Carlton, 4
  • Dooley, 4
  • King, 1

Digs

  • Cerame, 10
  • McKissock, 10

Aces

  • Ceasar, 2
  • Carlton, 1
  • Hammons, 1

What’s next:

Florida will meet Alabama in their home opener on Friday, October 30 and will face them again on Halloween. Friday’s match is scheduled to start at 7 with Saturday’s slated for 3 PM.

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