The Gator volleyball team captured its 15th sweep (25-21, 25-23, 25-19) of the season and 47th program win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday afternoon in the O’Dome. Florida has swept 10 of their last 12 opponents. The Gators entered the weekend ranked first in the country in hitting efficiency (.317), and improved upon their season long performance by hitting .414 against Alabama (11/13) and .413 against the Vols.
Sophomore outside hitter Carli Snyder and junior right side Alex Holston led all scorers on the floor by combining for 28 kills (14 each). Snyder added 11 digs to snag her fifth double-double of the season, and Holston made it four straight matches with double-digit kills. Rhamat Alhassan had yet another impressive hitting day by burying 10 kills on 16 attempts, good for a .562 hitting percentage. The Gators now have eight games of at least a .400 hitting percentage.
Senior setter Mackenzie Dagostino was the catalyst for the Gator offense, as she lobbed up 48 assists. For the seventh time this season, Dagostino would finish with multiple services aces (2). Florida’s defense was stabilized by senior defensive specialist Nikki O’Rourke’s 16 digs.
The Gators have three regular season matches remaining. They’ll hit the road to take on the LSU Tigers Friday and the Texas A&M Aggies Sunday before returning to the O’Dome in search of their eighth home win of the season.