Florida’s Alex Holston put down 10 kills in the win on a .714 hitting percentage. The Gators out-hit LSU .421-.022, making it the 10th time this season Florida has held an opponent under a .100 hitting percentage.
For LSU, Tiara Gibson put down eight kills on a .500 hitting percentage, while Kelly Quinn picked up 10 digs, leading all players.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The offense continued to roll and the defense bounced back from a sluggish outing, as the No. 9 Gators hit .421 and held LSU to an .022 hitting percentage in Sunday (Oct. 30) afternoon’s sweep at the Gale Lemerand Athletic Center.
Junior All-American middle blocker Rhamat Alhassanand three-time All-American right side Alex Holstonboth led the way offensively with 11 points.
Holston also logged a match-high 10 kills and, for the second time in three matches, finished with zero errors, resulting in an astounding .714 clip—which was a season high and .013 off her career high from 2013.
Freshman middle blocker Darrielle King had a fantastic day off the bench for the Gators. The Desoto, Texas native logged six kills on eight attacks for a .625 clip, and matched her season high with four blocks. King’s eight points were 2.5 shy of the career-high 10.5 points she had at LIU Brooklyn back on Sep. 11.
Defensively, the Gators logged double-digit blocks for the 11th time this year, totaling 10.5 for the match. Alhassan, King, and redshirt sophomore setter Allie Monserez all tied for the team lead with four block assists apiece.
The opening set remained close until a seven-point scoring run with Alhassan on serve gave the Gators a 16-5 edge. After closing out the first set with ease, Holston took over the second, posting five kills on seven attacks to lead UF to a 25-13 win. The match-clinching third set saw five different Gators notch multiple kills, led by King (four) and junior outside hitter Carli Snyder (four).
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No. 9 Florida: 20-2, 10-1 SEC
LSU: 7-15, 2-9 SEC
NOTABLES AND TRENDS
- The Gators improved to 41-13 all-time against LSU, and are now 20-5 against the Tigers at home
- Florida has won 19 of its last 20 meetings with LSU
- Today marked the 10th time this season the Gators held their opponent below a .100 hitting percentage
- This afternoon was the sixth time this season the Gators hit .400 or better
- Florida held LSU to its second-lowest hitting percentage of the season (.022)
- For the fifth time in her career, Alex Holston finished a match with 10-plus kills and zero errors on at least 10 total attacks
- Holston’s career-high .727 hitting percentage came at Alabama in 2013, though she finished with eight kills on 11 total attacks in that match
- Holston’s .714 clip tied the second-highest efficiency of her career, with her other .714 outing coming against Georgia in 2013, when she registered 11 kills and one error on 14 total attacks
Florida will hit the road next week for matches at Georgia and Mississippi State. The Gators, who are 9-0 on the road this season, face Georgia on Wednesday (Nov. 2) night at 9 PM ET, and head to Starkville, Miss. for Sunday’s (Nov. 6) 1 PM ET matchup with Mississippi State.
ESPNU will provide live television coverage Wednesday night, with Sam Gore and Missy Whittemore on the call. Sunday’s match will be streamed live via SEC Network +.
As always, Gator fans can also tune in to the radio broadcast via ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM / 850 AM, with Tom Collett on the call.
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