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Sophomore Marcie Hampton led the Gators against Dayton

Friday September 2, 2005Hampton Leads Florida Past Dayton In Aquafina VB Invitational


Sophomore Marcie Hampton led the Gators against Dayton

Sophomore Marcie Hampton (Gainesville, Fla.) posted a match-high 13 kills to lead the No. 8 University of Florida volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-16) win against Dayton in the second match of the Aquafina Volleyball Invitational on Friday at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.


Florida (2-0) finished with more kills (51-41), digs (52-36) and total blocks (5.0-3.0) than Dayton (2-2) as the teams met for just the second time ever with the Gators claiming both wins. Junior Stefanie Douglas, (Belton, Texas) also had a stellar match as she was just one shy of her career best for kills as she tallied 10 on .375 hitting. Junior Rachel Engel (Littleton, Colo.) added 20 digs, while senior Jane Collymore (Englewood, Colo.) added eight kills and 14 digs.


Amanda Kenny led Dayton with 11 kills on .333 hitting.


Earlier in the afternoon, No. 15 UCSB rallied from a 2-0 deficit to come back and win in five games 3-2 (25-30, 29-31, 30-25, 30-27, 18-16) against Missouri State in the opening match of the Aquafina Volleyball Invitational Friday morning.


The Gauchos fought off a total of four match points in the final game after the Bears (2-2) had built a 14-11 advantage to win their debut match of the 2005 season. Janine Sandell led UCSB with 33 kills and 27 digs, while Emily Hendrickson added 22 kills and 28 digs.


Erin O'Connor paced Missouri State with 21 kills and 16 digs, while Katie Werges added 17 kills and four digs.


2005 Aquafina Invitational

Friday, Sept. 2

UCSB def. Missouri State 3-2 (25-30, 29-31, 30-25, 30-27, 18-16)

Florida def. Dayton 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-16)

UCSB vs. Dayton, 5:30 p.m.

Missouri State vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 3

Dayton vs. Missouri State, 1 p.m.

UCSB vs. Florida, 3:30 p.m.




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