The Gators recorded one fewer kill (35) than the Crimson Tide but were far more efficient. Florida committed only nine errors —the fourth time it has recorded single-digit errors in the past six matches — throughout the match for a .295 hitting percentage. Meanwhile, Alabama made 24 errors en route to a .106 hitting percentage. In each of the first two sets, Florida held Alabama’s hitting percentage under .050.
Freshman middle blocker Bre Kelley led the Gators with a career-high six blocks. The 6-foot-4-inch Rockwall, Texas, native produced offensively, too. Kelly landed five of eight attack attempts for a career-high .625 hitting percentage.
Florida outside hitter Thayer Hall landed a team-high 11 kills, which marks the senior’s 10th match with double-digit kills.
The Gators struggled serving the ball; no individual player recorded more than one ace and the team combined for 11 service errors — just the sixth time it has tallied double-digit service errors this season.
Individual Stat Leaders
- Hall/Ceasar/Monserez/Adams: 1
- Hall: 11
- Beason: 8
- Ceasar: 6
- Monserez: 29
- McKissock: 4
- McKissock: 13
- Ceasar: 10
- Hall: 9
- Kelley: 6
- Beason: 4
- Forte/Ceasar: 3
The Gators will wrap up their road trip Saturday in Columbia, Mo., where they’ll face Mizzou at 6 p.m. The Tigers are winless at home this season their 1-6 conference record ranks last in the SEC.