Sunday August 24, 2008Blue Defeats Orange in Annual Intrasquad Scimmage
Sophomore Florida outside hitter Callie Rivers (Winter Park, Fla.) charted a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs as the Blue team defeated the Orange team 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 15-13) on Sunday in the annual Orange and Blue intrasquad scrimmage at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
Redshirt freshman Kristy Jaeckel (
“The best part about this scrimmage is that it lets us create as close to a game-like atmosphere as possible, especially for having so many freshmen” Florida head coach Mary Wise said. “In the past, we’ve often tried to divide the teams into two even teams. Today, we felt it would be better for our young players to play a lineup similar to the one starting on Friday night. To do that in front of a crowd really helps with a game-like atmosphere.”
match was especially important for returning middle blockers Kelsey Bowers
injured her back playing with the United States A2 team, while Johnson tore her
ACL in the Gators’ NCAA Regional Semifinal match against
“I was really encouraged by the return of our veterans,” Wise said. “It was nice to see how solid Elyse Cusack was at libero. Kelsey Bowers has been saddling a nagging back injury and that’s why she played some in the back row today, and she did a nice job. For Kristina Johnson, it’s her first time playing in a match since a knee injury last season.”