The Florida Gators Volleyball team came up short against the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks Sunday at the O’Dome. The Gators are now 14-5 in regular season play and 6-4 in the conference.
Arkansas took advantage of the opening set and never looked back. They defeated the Gators in the first set 25-23. The Razorbacks kept their foot on the gas as they cruised to a 25-19 victory in set two.
Looking to avoid the sweep, UF displayed their competitiveness in a close third set. Arkansas edged Florida in tightly-contested 25-23 affair.
Freshman Kennedy Martin showed fight for the Gators posting a team-high 11 kills. Following her lead was senior Sofia Victoria who tallied nine kills. Gabbi Essix and AC Fitzpatrick rounded out Floirda’s offensive attack with six kills apiece.
Fifth year senior Kennedy Muff eclipsed 4,000 career assists during the match. She facilitated the Gators offense while dishing out 31 assists. Muff added seven digs to go along with her historic night.
Florida was not able to build any sort of momentum from their defensive performance Sunday. The team posted a total of just six blocks with Nnedi Okammor tallying one solo block.
The backcourt was led by Senior Elli McKissock with 12 digs. Trinity Adams and Emily Canaan each recorded six of their own.
Florida will try to get back to their winning ways as they remain at home to battle No. 12 Tennessee Friday, Nov. 3 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. First sever is slated for 7 p.m. and will be available on SEC+.