Florida fights back for five-set volleyball win at Texas A&M

Florida's Thayer Hall. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun/File]

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 14 Florida volleyball team pulled out a hard-fought win Sunday against the Texas A&M Aggies, winning in five sets.

The Gators (13-3, 4-1 SEC) won the first set and second sets by a score of 25-23, before Texas A&M (11-5, 3-2) took the third set 25-14. The Aggies won the fourth set 25-15 to force a deciding fifth frame. Florida was down 9-3 in the fifth set, before storming back to win 15-12.

 Florida was led offensively by Thayer Hall, who posted 18 kills in the match. Paige Hammons and Holly Carlton both notched 10, while Rachael Kramer pitched in seven.

Marlie Monserez captained the offense, dishing out 41 assists on the afternoon. The backcourt defense was led by Allie Gregory, who registered 17 digs on the afternoon. Hall pitched in 13, while Hammons added 10. 

As a squad, the Gators recorded 16.0 blocks, led by a team-high nine from Kramer. Lauren Dooley and Hall both added five blocks apiece in the match as well. 

The Gators are back in action Wednesday when South Carolina comes to town. First serve is slated for 8 p.m. on the SEC Network.