Friday September 2, 2005Killingsworth Leads VB To Second Win At Aquafina Invitational
Senior outside hitter Jane Collymore (Englewood, Colo.) finished with a match-high 18 kills, while sophomore middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth (Deltona, Fla.) set career highs in kills and blocks as No. 8 Florida cruised past Missouri State 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 30-23) before a crowd of 1,833 fans at the Aquafina Volleyball Invitational on Friday at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
Collymore also added two aces to move her to ninth in school history, while Killingsworth finished with 11 kills. She also recorded a career-high six block assists and blazed to a career high .733 hitting percentage. Collymore's match-high 20.5 points guided the Gators to their third win of the season in straight games.
The Gators fought back and
forth in the first stanza vs. MSU with
After jumping out to an
8-3 lead in the third game, Missouri State fought back to take the lead midway
through before surrendering it to the Gators who sealed the match at 30-23. The
Bears led as late as 22-21, but
The Aquafina Volleyball
Invitational concludes on Saturday with
Due to the heavy traffic flow for the Gator football opener at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 6 p.m., there will be a shuttle service available from the Oaks Mall. The shuttle will begin service at 2:30 p.m. from Macy's and will drop fans off at the O'Connell Center.
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.
Amanda Kenny led
Janine Sandell lead all players with 21 kills in guiding No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara to a 3-0 win (30-17, 30-15, 30-28) against Dayton in the third match of the Aquafina Volleyball Invitational.
UCSB (2-0) wasn't
threatened in the match until the third game, while out-hitting
Robynne Green paced
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
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