Roundup: Florida volleyball team falls in three sets at Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – In a showdown of the top two volleyball teams in the SEC, Kentucky came out victorious Wednesday night.

Kentucky claimed the first set, 25-15, then topped Florida, 25-18 in the second frame. The Wildcats (17-4, 11-0 SEC) stopped the Gators’ run in the final frame, winning 25-20 to take the match. Florida drops to 19-5 on the year and 10-2 in the SEC.

Rachael Kramer paced the Gators’ offense during the evening, finishing with 11 kills and a .500 hit clip. Paige Hammons pitched in nine kills of her own, while Morgyn Greer followed with a season-best five.

Allie Monserez recorded a team-best 14 assists and Marlie Monserez dished out 13 of her own during the match. A. Monserez also recorded 11 digs, bringing her to her 10th double-double this season. Allie Gregory controlled the defense in the backcourt, posting 21 digs – one shy of her career-high.

The Gators return to action Sunday for a SEC matchup with Arkansas in Exactech Arena. The match will air on the SEC Network and first serve is slated for 4 p.m.

Soccer: Thursday’s weather prediction shows heavy rains and winds for the Orange Beach (Ala.) area. With that forecast in mind, semifinal play at the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament moves to Friday.

Florida will play Arkansas at 1 p.m. Friday and LSU faces South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. Both matches will be on the SEC Network. Friday’s winners play for the title at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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  1. Is anyone ever going to address what is happening with Thayer Hall. Is she injured, suspended or what. Seems like the GainesvilleSports.com would report on that since she is the top freshman volleyball player in the country.

  2. This Gator Volleyball team is very good but not great. There is not a hitter on the team that dependably strikes fear and blasts the ball as we have had in the past and as all great teams have. They are still a credit to the Gators and should have a nice run in the NCAAs.