Gator Volleyball Looks to Stay Undefeated at Georgia

The only SEC team undefeated in league play with a two-match cushion over Kentucky, the eighth ranked Florida Gator volleyball team (16-3, 10-0 SEC) will look to add their 11th SEC victory at Georgia (10-11, 2-7 SEC) on Wednesday night.

The Gators own an 11-match win streak, the 11th longest active win streak in the country and the longest in the SEC. The Orange and Blue have dropped just two sets in SEC play, and have eight SEC sweeps.

The Gators have forced their opponents to operate below a .197 hitting efficiency in 13 matches this season so far, including nine of 10 SEC matches. Florida held Mississippi State to -.012 Sunday, marking the second time Florida has held an opponent to a negative hitting efficiency this season.

Florida will also be led by freshman middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan, the league’s hitting efficiency leader both overall and in SEC play, who was tabbed the SEC Freshman Player of the Week, her fourth conference weekly honor and the fifth accolade of her freshman campaign.

Gator head coach Mary Wise credits the teams depth for the intensity at practice, which allows her squad to grow.

“Alex (Holston) is a better hitter today because she has to hit against Denise (Belcher) every day in practice,” Wise said. “Simone (Antwi) and Rhamat (Alhassan) are better every day because they have to go against Shainah (Joseph) every day,” said Wise.

The Gators own the all-time series lead against the Bulldogs,  57-9, and are 54-1 under head coach Mary Wise. Florida swept Georgia the last time they met, on October 10, 2014 in Gainesville 25-14, 25-15, 25-16.

First serve is set for 7 p.m. and you can catch the match on ESPN 850 WRUF.

For comments from coach Wise, click below:

Wise on preparing for Georgia for the second time

Wise on the strength of Georgia’s defense

Wise talks about the challenge of going on the road in the SEC

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