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The Gators watched their season come to an end Thursday in Kentucky where they fell in straight sets to the nation’s top-ranked Louisville Cardinals.

After scoring the match’s first three points, Florida lost 17 of the next 22 points en route to a nine-point, first-set defeat. The Gators totaled a staggering 10 errors in the opening set and hit a season-low .081 for the match.

Late in the second set, Florida had a 22-20 lead, but the Cardinals scored five unanswered points to clinch a 2-0 advantage. The Gators were drained by the third set in which they fell 25-12 and recorded a .000 hitting percentage.

Louisville landed 43 kills on 91 attempts (.341) led by sophomore outside hitter Anna DeBeer (13).

Florida outside hitters Sofia Victoria and Thayer Hall led the Gators in kills, but the duo committed 15 errors combined and both hit under .100.

Senior setter Marlie Monserez was perhaps Florida’s lone bright spot. She landed four kills on only eight attempts (.500), racked up 20 assists, three digs, three block assists and served one of only two Gator aces.

Box Score

No. 21 Florida: 16-22-12

No. 1 Louisville: 25-25-25

Individual Stat Leaders

Aces

  • Monserez/Adams: 1

Kills

  • Victoria: 13
  • Hall: 9
  • Monserez: 4

Assists

  • Monserez: 20
  • McKissock: 4
  • Victoria: 2

Digs

  • Beason: 8
  • McKissock: 7
  • Hall: 6

Blocks

  • Beason/Monserez/Kelley: 3
  • Forte/Okammor: 2

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