#7 Florida Sweeps Florida A&M To Open Home Tourney

  0 Jared Anderson | September 16th, 2016 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, SEC

Match Stats

  • Florida (8-1) defeats Florida A&M (2-9) – 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-16)

The Florida Gators took care of business against visiting Florida A&M, winning in straight sets to open the Active Ankle Challenge tournament.

The Gators are red hot right now, having swept 6 of their last 7 opponents. Alex Holston led with 12 kills and 3 blocks, and Rachel Kramer chipped in 8 kills and 3 blocks.

Meanwhile Allie Monserez had a busy day, earning a whopping 37 assists for Florida.

Florida A&M’s Valeria Lopez had 21 assists and Maria Yvette Garcia nabbed 10 kills as the Rattlers fell to 2-9 on the season.

The tournament continues through the weekend, with Florida and Florida A&M both facing Jacksonville and Marshall tomorrow.

Press release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida senior right side Alex Holston slammed down a team-best 12 kills and posted 14 points as the No. 7 Gators debuted at home in the Lemerand Center Friday at noon with a sweep of FAMU (25-13, 25-19, 25-16) to open the Active Ankle Challenge with their their eighth straight victory.

In Friday’s first match, the Marshall Thundering Herd swept Jacksonville (25-21, 25-18, 25-20). FAMU and Marshall will clash in the first match Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. before the Gators and Dolphins wrap up the first day of action at 7:30 p.m. in the Lem.

Six Gators hit above .400 in the match against the Rattlers, including freshman middle Rachael Kramer, who turned in a .500 efficiency with eight kills a­nd three blocks. Fellow first-year middle blocker Darrielle King led the Orange and Blue with a career high four blocks as Florida posted its fourth double-digit block effort of the season (12.0).

Florida hit .402 against FAMU, its third-best efficiency of the season, while holding the Rattlers to an .065 clip en route to the Gators’ sixth sweep this season.

No. 7 Florida: 8-1
FAMU: 2-9


  • The Gators maintained their perfect record all-time against the Rattlers, improving to 10-0 all time, including a 7-0 record at home
  • Florida racked up its sixth sweep in seven matches
  • UF posted 12 blocks against FAMU and now have four double-digit block matches on the season: 12.0 at Oregon, 10.0 versus Denver, 17.0 at FSU and 12.0 versus FAMU
  • The Orange and Blue made it eight straight wins with the sweep against Florida A&M to improve to 7-1 on the season
  • The Gators limited FAMU to an .065 clip Friday afternoon. UF has now held six opponents to a .200 clip or lower
  • UF had just one reception error against the Rattlers for the second straight match, tying for its second-lowest of the season next to zero at Michigan State
UP NEXT | Active Ankle Challenge Parking & Ticket Manager Information
The Gators will wrap up the first day of play at the Active Ankle Challenge with Jacksonville at 7:30 p.m. UF will cap of the weekend at 4 p.m. Saturday against Marshall. For more information on parking, tickets and match-ups, visit the Gators’ Active Ankle information page.

Leave a Reply


Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!