Sunday October 21, 2001UF Volleyball Sweeps Georgia, Winning Streak at 12
Nicole McCray hit .667 and had six kills for the Gators.
The Florida volleyball team defeated Georgia for the second time in three days by a 3-0 score at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville. The Gators took only one hour and 16 minutes to dispose of the Bulldogs in three games (30-12, 30-21, 30-15). Florida (14-1, 9-0 SEC) now extends its winning streak to 12 matches and has won 93 straight regular season SEC matches. The Gators have also won 60 consecutive conference matches including tournaments, now the longest streak in the country with Northern Iowa losing 3-2 to Bradley on Saturday evening.
Florida received a balanced effort this afternoon with five players hitting .580 or better. Nicole McCray hit .667 with six kills and no errors while posting three total blocks, one of them solo. Kris Bova contributed six kills, nine digs and assisted on 33 UF kills. Jacque Robinson killed seven balls on 12 attempts for a .583 clip and also had four block assists.
"Jacque has really found a rhythm offensively, she can get under the opponent's radar," Florida head coach Mary Wise said following the match. "For the team to be successful, she's got to get her blocks and she did today."
Florida jumped out to an early lead in all three games against the Bulldogs (9-8, 3-6 SEC) and never looked back. Robinson registered four kills in the first game and posted three block assists to help the Gators to the 30-12 Game 1 victory. UF has runs of 6-0 and 7-0 to take a 15-5 lead before cruising to the win. The Gators offense hit .406 in the opening stanza while their defense posted four blocks to hold UGA to -.162.
In the second game, Bova was perfect with four kills on four attempts. Georgia hung tough in the early going of the game, climbing to within two at 10-8 and 12-10 then later coming within one point of the Gators at 13-12 and 14-13. Niki Hartley killed a ball to start a 6-0 run that would give UF total control of the game. Two of the five points in the run came off of Lauren Moscovic service aces and the other three came on consecutive Georgia hitting errors.
The Gator defense posted six blocks in the clinching third game. The Gator offense hit an effective .433 in the third game thanks to perfect 1.000 performances by four different players.
Florida continues its SEC season with road matches at LSU and Arkansas this week. The Gators will take on LSU on Wednesday, Oct. 24 before traveling to Fayetteville to play the Lady Razorbacks on Friday. Both matches will be broadcast on WRUF-AM 850 and on Gatorzone.com.
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