Roundup: Win moves UF volleyball team to 2nd


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The No. 13 Florida volleyball team swept Georgia on Sunday in Athens, Ga.

Florida moves to 23-5 on the year and 14-2 in the SEC, good for second place overall. Georgia drops to 13-14 and 4-12.

Florida won the first set handily, 25-13 and followed with a convincing 25-11 win in the second. UF then secured the match win with a 25-20 win in the final set.

The Gators hit .323 in the match and held Georgia to just a .023 hit clip. This match is the eighth time this season that Florida has held a team to below .100.

Rachael Kramer paced the offense for the Gators, registering 11 kills on the afternoon. Paige Hammons followed with six kills, while Taelor Kellum and Holly Carlton both pitched in five kills. Kramer’s .667 hitting percentage is a season-best for her. Taelor Kellum (.571) and Paige Hammons (.357) both hit over .350 during the match as well. The Monserez sisters combined for 25 assists, with Allie Monserez posting a team-leading 17 assists and Marlie Monserez following with eight.

“The offense was very efficient today, but most impressive was the backcourt play anchored by Allie Gregory,” UF coach Mary Wise said. “She had one of her best performances in a three-set match today.”

The Gators’ defensive effort was led by Allie Gregory, who notched 18 digs in the three sets, averaging 6.0 digs per set. As a squad, Florida posted 10 blocks, including a team-best six from Rachael Kramer. Holly Carlton added five of her own as well.

The Gators return to action Wednesday when they face Tennessee in Knoxville. First serve is slated for 5 p.m.

Women’s basketball: The Gators dropped to 0-4 after an 83-74 overtime loss to Northwestern (4-0) at the O’Connell Center. Funda Nakkasoglu led UF, which next plays at Indiana at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with 26 points. Delicia Washington and Zada Williams followed with 14 points each.