Roundup: Volleyball sweeps Ole Miss
Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 11:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 11:21 p.m.
Behind a season-high 15 blocks, the Florida volleyball team stayed unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-12) sweep of Ole Miss Sunday. Florida’s 15 blocks are the most in a single match since Oct. 5, 2012 against Arkansas (16.5).
Sophomore middle blocker Simone Antwi led the Gators with a career-high-tying seven blocks (two solo, five assists) against the Rebels. Antwi was second on the team with 12.5 points as she also slammed seven kills.
Senior middle blocker Chloe Mann turned in her sixth errorless match of the season, hitting .583 with seven kills against Ole Miss. Mann is hitting .466 for her career, as she is the NCAA active leader in the category and sits just behind NCAA record holder in career hitting percentage, Penn State’s Arielle Wilson (.468).
Florida has a split weekend as the Gators return to the O’Connell Center to host Texas A&M on Friday at 7 p.m. on Sun Sports. Florida then travels to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Soccer: At Columbia, Mo., an early goal was all Missouri needed Sunday to upset the Florida soccer team, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Audrey J. Walton Complex. It was the first win for the Tigers in the six-match all-time history between the two teams.
After a slow first half, the Gators had several chances in the second, including in the 68th minute when a lifted ball from Annie Speese was sent to Savannah Jordan, but she couldn’t get a touch on it before the goalkeeper covered it. Pamela Begic’s header off a Speese corner kick in the 72nd minute hit the crossbar. In the 77th minute, Tessa Andujar brought the ball to the end line. The deep cross she set was tapped backwards by Jordan’s foot, but the header by Begic was wide.
The Gators return home to play host to South Carolina on Friday. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free.