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Angie McGinnis tallied the third triple-double of her career & in UF history.

Sunday October 22, 2006McGinnis Records Third Triple-Double in Career & UF History as VB Defeats Georgia 3-0

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Angie McGinnis tallied the third triple-double of her career & in UF history.

Junior setter Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.) notched the third triple-double in school history with 41 assists, 14 digs and 10 kills in leading No. 7 Florida to a 3-0 (30-16, 30-23, 30-12) sweep over Georgia before a crowd of 2,002 Sunday afternoon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

 

"Today, the Gators brought their 'A' game," UF head coach Mary Wise said. "The team really performed well in so many different areas. The offensive had 62 kills in three games, as well as 62 digs. The only stat from this hard-to-please coach that we didn't dominate was the blocking, but there were so many other good things that happened. Angie McGinnis had a triple-double in three games - that is special."

 

Florida (18-2 overall, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) remained in sole possession of first place in the SEC standings with the victory, which was the Gator's 10 consecutive win, while improving to a perfect 42-0 all-time against Georgia in the Mary Wise era.

 

Florida climbed to an early 4-1 game-one lead before Georgia came within one, 9-8, but Kristina Johnson (Indianapolis) and Stefanie Douglas (Belton, Texas) rattled off a trio of kills to put the Gators ahead with a five-point advantage, 13-8. Florida then put up nine of the following 13 points, including a pair of kills from sophomore middle blocker Kelsey Bowers (Gainesville, Fla.) and junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton (Gainesville, Fla.), for a 22-12 lead. The Gators tallied five kills in the final stretch and capitalized on two Bulldog errors en route to the 30-16 opening game victory, where Bowers led UF with five kills while hitting .714, and the Gators out-hit the Bulldogs .320-.022.

 

Game two began in the same fashion as the initial game as Florida posted three straight kills in the opening plays for a 3-0 lead. After three kills by Hampton and two Georgia errors, the Gators allowed the Bulldogs within four points at 9-5 for the smallest lead of the game. Florida climbed to its first of five nine-point leads at 21-12 after a duo of three-point rallies, and followed with its largest lead of the game at the 23-13 mark. Georgia tallied 10 of the following 17 points, but it wasn’t enough to fend off a 30-23 Florida victory. Hampton led the Gators with a game-high seven kills while sophomore middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth (Deltona, Fla.) added five, and McGinnis led all players with seven digs and 13 assists.

 

The Gators dominated in the third game and saved their largest margin of victory for the 30-12 finale. Florida scored eight of the first 10 points and then surged even further ahead after a kill from Killingsworth gave the Gators a 15-5 lead, and Georgia never came closer than 11 points the rest of the way as Killingsworth closed out the match with her final of a game-high six kills on .417 hitting.

 

Florida ended the contest with more kills (62-24), aces (6-2), digs (62-45) and blocks (4-2) and UF out-hit Georgia .372-.063.

 

McGinnis tallied her second triple-double this season and the third of her career, but Sunday's was her first in a three-game match.

 

Two other Gators also collected double-doubles, with Hampton tallying a match-high 15 kills on .394 hitting in addition to digging 12 balls to record her 23rd career double-double, while freshman libero Elyse Cusack (Melrose, Fla.) led both teams with 17 digs to go along with a career-high 10 assists for her first collegiate double-double. Killingsworth added 14 kills, with six of those coming in the final game.

 

Florida will continue SEC action with a mid-week contest at Auburn on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. (ET). The contest will be aired on Sun Sports and broadcast on WRUF-AM 850 and www.GatorZone.com.

 

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