The Florida Gators swept the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Friday night in The Venue during the second round of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the regional semifinals for the 24th time in 29 previous tournament appearances.
The Florida Gators defeated the Florida State Seminoles in straight-sets during the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.
9th-ranked Florida and 19th-ranked Kentucky stayed perfect in SEC action with 8-0 and 6-0 marks, respectively. LSU, Texas A&M and RV Missouri all chalked up conference wins on Sunday as well.
The Florida Gators look to extend their 11-match winning streak as the team travels to Columbia, S.C. to face the Gamecocks on Friday.
10th-ranked Florida registered 20 blocks, the 2nd-highest total recorded in the rally-scoring era, to halt RV Georgia’s upset bid 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Gators remain undefeated in SEC action, as Taelor Kellum and Mia Sokolowski notched career-high block totals.
Florida won its ninth straight match and fourth in SEC play with a sweep of Alabama on Sunday.
While 10th-ranked Florida earned a sweep at LSU, Mississippi State earned the first SEC victory of the July Darty era with a 5-set comeback win over Auburn.
Rachael Kramer posted 9 kills and 7 blocks as the Florida middles were to key to defeating Florida State.
The Lumberjacks went 2-1 on the weekend, along with Florida and Cal State Northridge. NAU began Friday with a sweep over Southern Illinois and closed the invitational with a loss in 5 sets against CSUN Saturday afternoon.