Saturday August 21, 2004Orange Knocks Off White Team At Fan Day/Scrimmage
Florida volleyball fans witnessed their first glimpse of the 2004 team when the Orange squad defeated the White team, 2-1, with game scores of 11-8, 4-11, 12-10 on Saturday at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
With UF players switching teams at various points throughout the match, junior outside hitter Jane Collymore (Englewood, Colo.) ended the session with seven kills to lead all Gators, while freshman outside hitter Marcie Hampton (Gainesville, Fla.) chimed in with six. Sophomore libero Rhian Davis (Austin, Texas) led all UF players with 11 digs, while senior setter Lauren Moscovic (Stockton, Calif.) added 10 assists and freshman setter Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.) chipped in with nine.
Fans also gathered before the match for an autograph session with each of the UF players and Florida head coach Mary Wise as part of the annual Fan Day.
The Gators, who received the No. 4 ranking in the USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Preseason Poll, also were recently picked to win their 14th consecutive Southeastern Conference title in a vote by the league's head coaches.
Florida begins the regular season on Wednesday, Sept. 1 with a match against South Florida slated for a 7 p.m. start at the O'Connell Center.