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Benavia Jenkins hit .765 with 15 kills to lead Florida to a 3-0 win over Auburn Sunday

Sunday September 28, 2003Records Fall as No. 3 Volleyball Sweeps Auburn

Gainesville, FL

Benavia Jenkins hit .765 with 15 kills to lead Florida to a 3-0 win over Auburn Sunday

Behind a school-record .603 hitting percentage and a match-high 15 kills by senior middle blocker Benavia Jenkins, the No. 3 University of Florida volleyball team defeated Auburn 3-0 (30-16, 30-15, 30-6) on Sunday afternoon at the Stephen C. O' Connell Center.

The Gators' six points allowed in the third game set a school record for fewest opponent points since the inception of rally scoring.

The Gators (14-1, 2-0 SEC) swept an opponent for the 13th-consecutive match. They extended their winning streak to 14 matches with the win against Auburn (9-5, 0-2 SEC).

Florida sophomore Jane Collymore turned in her second strong performance of the weekend by recording 10 kills and three block assists. Jenkins also added a match-high six block assists for the Gators.

Jenkins, who finished the first game with six kills and three block assists, had two kills and a block during a 7-0 Florida run that put it up 11-3 to start the game. The Gators scored the game's final four points with Collymore providing two kills during that run.

After falling behind 5-4 in the second game, the Gators reeled off a 12-2 run to take a 16-7 lead. The Gators opened up an 11-point lead, 23-12, when freshmen Amber McCray and Stefanie Douglas combined for a block, and Florida finished the game on two kills and a block by Jenkins.

With senior Aury Cruz serving to begin the third game, Florida went up 9-0 as senior Jacque Robinson provided three kills and Collymore added two. The Gators used a 12-0 run to take a 29-5 lead late in the game, and they completed the sweep against Auburn on Douglas' kill two scores later.

The Gators extended their NCAA-record conference winning streak to 116 matches.

Auburn was led by Camila Lago's four kills.

Florida returns to action Wednesday in Athens, Ga., when it takes on Georgia. Match time is 7:30 p.m.

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