Fayetteville, Ark. – The 14th-ranked Florida Gators swept Arkansas in SEC volleyball Friday, the team’s eighth sweep of the season.
Florida (12-3, 3-1 SEC) took the first set 26-24, then followed with a 25-16 victory in the second set. The Gators were able to clinch the match with a 25-18 victory in the final set over Arkansas (6-10, 0-4).
The Gators hit .245 in the match, led by 10 kills from Thayer Hall. Holly Carlton and Paige Hammons both pitched in eight on the night, while Rachael Kramer recorded seven. Marlie Monserez dished out 31 assists in the match.
Thayer Hall led the way on the defense in the backcourt, recording 15 digs on the night. Allie Gregory added 13 and Paige Hammons notched nine.
As a squad, the Gators recorded 13.0 blocks on the night, including a career-high 12 from Lauren Dooley. Holly Carlton added nine – just one shy of tying her career-best total.
The Gators are back in action Sunday at Texas A&M. First serve is slated for 1 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Gators rule FSU Invitational
TALLAHASSEE — The Gators made their presence known in enemy territory Friday morning, when the Florida men’s and women’s cross country team swept first-place team finishes at the Florida State Invitational at the Apalachee Regional Park.
Senior Jessica Pascoe continued her dominant performance this season, collecting her third individual title in three meets, while the men’s Matt Clark, Colin Schaefer and Jack Guyton tallied 3-4-5 finishes to lead the Florida men to victory. The women additionally saw three top-10 finishes on the day, with personal-best efforts from Payton Capes-Davis, Imogen Barrett and Pamela O’Brien, to guide Florida to victory.
The Florida men (34 points) narrowly edged North Florida (37 points) for the first-place finish, while Stetson would finish third in the men’s 8k race with 111 points. Florida dominated the women’s field, accounting for 29 points, while host No. 11 Florida State (63 points) and Division II Tampa (127 points) followed in second and third-place respectively in the women’s 5k.
In total, the Gators enjoyed 11 personal records, with eight coming from the women’s 5k race and three in the men’s 8k.