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Gators Volleyball starts their tournament 1-0 in a sweep versus Georgetown

By on September 14th, 2013

The Florida Gator volleyball team literally blocked Georgetown from a win on Friday night as they recorded 13.5 blocks in their three-game sweep of the Hoyas?(25-14, 25-14, 25-10).

The Gators were coming off an 0-3 defeat to number one Penn State from the Nike Big Four Classic, but seemed to be unphased as they rolled along in their first of three matches they will host this weekend.

Senior Chloe Mann lead the Gators with 11 kills, and credits the success against Georgetown to the attitude immediately following the Penn State loss.

Florida setter Taylor Brauneis led the team — as she usually does — in assists with 30. It was a special night for Taylor as she was facing her sister Caitlin, who plays her exact position for Georgetown. Taylor said she gets asked questions about playing her sister quite a bit, but that doesn’t make these moments any less special.

After the game, Florida head coach Mary Wise said the game went the way they wanted it to go; they were able to take advantage of their size advantage with?Georgetown, and were able limit players like Ziva Recek in preparation to save their stamina?for the matches to follow on Saturday. The Gators face Iona at noon, followed by Western Michigan at 7:30.

When asked about the quick turn around, Wise elaborated on some keys to victory against both teams on short preparation.


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