In their second weekend at home, the No. 9 Florida Gator Volleyball defeated LSU for their fourth straight sweep. The Gators beat the Tigers 3-0, (25-11, 25-13, 25-19).
From the very beginning, the Florida Gators took control of the match. Rachael Kramer started the match slamming down two kills for the first two points of the set. Florida would go on a 8-0 scoring run, with Rhamat Alhassan serving, making the set 16-5. LSU would only score six more points in the set before freshman Cheyenne Huskey closed the set with a kill.
The second set started out like the first, with the Gators putting up the first point. Both teams would go back and forth during the early points of set, before Florida would break away. Alex Holston would put down five kills in this set and a few of the Gators would team up for three blocks. The Tigers made it to 13 points at the set match, an improvement from the first.
Though Florida took the third set and the match, LSU made it a little more difficult than the first two sets. The Tigers put up the first point of the set, before the Gators retaliated with two of their own. Even though the first point would be the only lead the Tigers would have against Florida the whole set, LSU kept up with the Gators throughout the third. Florida left the court with the match, 25-19.
#Gators SWEEP, AGAIN!!
— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) October 30, 2016
Rhamat Alhassan and Alex Holston led the Gators in points with 11 each. Ten of Holston’s points came from kills throughout the match. Alhassan and Carli Snyder put up seven kills each against LSU. Alhassan added in four blocks and two aces. Snyder went up for three aces.
Freshman middle blocker Darrielle King also had a big day for the Gators. King scored the third most points for Florida with 8. In addition to those points, she ended with the third most kills for the team with six.
The most points scored by an LSU player was Tiara Gibson’s 8.5. Gibson recorded for eight kills and a block against Florida. Tiger Khourtni Fears went up for two blocks against the Gators, the team high for the match.
The Florida Gators have only one match this week. The team will travel up to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the second time in less than a week.
Both teams will take the court at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.