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The Gators dominated the Tigers from start to finish. Florida hit .305 and held Auburn to just .089. The Gators racked up 49 kills in contrast to Auburn’s 20 kills. Outside hitter T’ara Ceasar led Florida with 12 kills, while outside hitter Thayer Hall landed 11 kills on 22 attempts (.455) and middle blocker Lauren Forte tallied 10 kills on 15 attempts (.667).

The Gators recorded 50 digs, while Auburn tallied only 30. Florida made 48 assists led by senior setter Marlie Monserez’s 39. Monserez and Ceasar both recorded double-doubles.

Florida improves to 12-2 in conference play, which ranks third in the SEC trailing only Kentucky and Mississippi State.

Box Score

Auburn: 11-15-19

No. 20 Florida: 25-25-25

Individual Stat Leaders

Aces

  • Beason/Monserez/Adams: 1

Kills

  • Ceasar: 12
  • Hall: 11
  • Forte: 10

Assists

  • Monserez: 39
  • McKissock: 7
  • Ceasar: 1

Digs

  • McKissock: 17
  • Ceasar: 12
  • Monserez: 10

Blocks

  • Kelley: 2
  • Beason/Hall: 1

Next Up

The Gators will return to the O’Connell Center this weekend for a two-game series versus South Carolina. Saturday’s match will begin at 4 p.m. and Sunday’s match will start at 2 p.m.

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