Gators go on road, sweep LSU in volleyball

Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:15 a.m.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Redshirt sophomore setter Allie Monserez and junior outside hitter Carli Snyder sparked the No. 9 Gators past LSU in three sets Friday night, 25-15, 25-20, and 25-11 for the Gators second consecutive sweep of an SEC opponent.

Monserez logged a match-high 32 assists and a career-high 16 digs for her third double-double performance of the year. Snyder's 12 kills and 10 digs accounted for her team-best sixth double-double of the season.

Junior defensive specialist Caroline Knop (16 digs) was also key to UF's well-rounded passing night. The Gators totaled 58 digs, their highest total in a 3-set match this season.

Florida's excelled with an efficient hitting night (.314). The Gators' defense, meanwhile, held the Tigers (7-11, 2-5) to an .067 clip, the eighth time this season it held an opponent under a .100 clip.

Freshman middle blocker Rachael Kramer (6 kills, .455 clip) and redshirt junior outside hitter Shainah Joseph (9 kills, .381 clip) posted UF's top performances of the evening in terms of hitting percentage.

“The story of the match was the serve-pass game, and our serve receive team did a tremendous job," said Florida head coach Mary Wise. "From an offensive standpoint, it was the night of our left sides. Both Shainah (Joseph) and Carli (Snyder) had terrific nights.”

LSU's 11 points in the final set were the fewest the Gators allowed in any set of their six SEC matches this year.

Florida (15-2, 5-1 SEC) finishes off a three-game road trip Sunday at Texas A&M.

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