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No. 22 Florida grabbed a share for second place in the SEC Standings following a pair of home victories over Ole Miss this past weekend.

The Gators swept the Rebels in both matches and dominated the stat sheet in all six sets. Florida limited its errors to single digits in both contests for the first time since opening weekend. Sunday’s match marked just the second time this season in which the Gators held an opponent below a .100 hitting percentage.

Florida bullied Ole Miss around the net where it racked up 13 more blocks in the series. Senior middle blocker Lauren Dooley led the Gators with 10 total blocks, but senior outside hitter Thayer Hall denied Ole Miss sophomore Samantha Schnitta in Sunday’s match for the weekend’s lone solo block.

Redshirt senior Lauren Forte and freshman Merritt Beason each played an incredibly efficient match Saturday. Forte recorded 11 kills on 16 attempts with only one error (.625) and Beason landed nine kills on just 13 attempts without an error (.692).

Match One Box Score

Ole Miss: 19-14-16

No. 22 Florida: 25-25-25

Match Two Box Score

Ole Miss: 17-13-17

No. 22 Florida: 25-25-25

Series Stat Leaders

Aces

  • Adams: 2
  • Monserez/Hall/Ceasar/Beason: 1

Kills

  • Hall: 22
  • Caesar: 21
  • Beason: 18

Assists

  • Monserez: 74
  • McKissock: 4
  • Hall/Ceasar: 2

Digs

  • Ceasar: 25
  • McKissock: 22
  • Monserez: 14

Blocks

  • Dooley: 10
  • Hall/Beason: 7
  • Forte: 6

Next Up

The Gators will return to the court Saturday in Baton Rouge where they’ll face LSU in a two-game road series. Saturday’s match is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will air on SEC Network+.

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