The University of Florida
volleyball team continued its strong play during the spring season by winning
all four matches it played against Minnesota
and Virginia on Saturday at the Lemerand Center.
victories on the day, Florida improved to 10-0 during the spring season with
two wins apiece against Georgia Tech, Miami, Barry University and both the
Gophers and Cavaliers.
morning session, the Gators opened against Virginia, which finished 20-11 overall and
15-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season. Florida dropped its first game of the spring
season, 28-30, before rebounding to take the next two by scores of 30-20 and
Florida then battled 2004 NCAA finalist Minnesota and came out with a 3-0 win with
game scores of 30-22, 30-25, 15-9. Junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton (Gainesville, Fla.) paced the Gators against the Gophers with 10
kills and a block, while junior middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth (Deltona, Fla.) added six kills, as did junior opposite hitter Amber McCray (Longview, Texas).
To open the
afternoon session, the Gators disposed of Virginia 2-0 (30-26, 30-18). Killingsworth
was on top of her game as she totaled 11 kills and a block against the
Cavaliers. Hampton added eight kills and a
block, while sophomore middle blocker Kelsey
Bowers (Gainesville, Fla.) tallied five kills, two aces and a
To cap the
afternoon, Florida knocked off Minnesota 2-1 (30-21,
30-25, 17-19). Killingsworth again led her team with eight kills, while junior
setter Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.)
tallied seven, as did McCray. Senior outside hitter Stefanie Douglas (Belton, Texas) chimed in with five kills, while
leading the squad with three blocks.
will close out the spring season next weekend at the Texas Tornados Tournament
in Houston. On Saturday,
April 15, Florida will face Texas at 8:30 a.m. before taking on TCU at
10 a.m. and closing out with the Longhorns again at 1 p.m.