Florida head coach Mary Wise talks with her team before their match against New Hampshire.

Gators Make It A Clean Sweep Against Alabama

The Florida Gator volleyball team finished their SEC opening weekend with a clean sweep against Alabama 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-19). The Gators improve to 12-1 on the season making it an undefeated start to SEC play.

Gator coach Mary wise had a few words to say on their defense and on the play of Caroline Knop.

Allie Monserez led the Gators with a double-double with an offense that hit .375. The Gators posted 11 blocks and held the Crimson Tide to a .196 efficiency as well.

Monerez had three aces to accompany 10 digs and 43 assists making it her most in a three-set match this season. Alex Holston posted a team best of 15 points and Shainah Joseph had a season high four blocks as well.

With the Gators cutting the first set close, the Gators turned it around during the second set as Holston had five kills while Alabama’s Krystal Rivers added nine of her own. The Gators led the way having four blocks and a .452 hitting efficiency. Two straight Moserez service aces and kills from Rachael Kramer and Carli Snyder closing out the second set 25-14.

The Gators then closed out the third set 25-19, giving Florida its first sweep of an SEC school this season.

Florida will face off against Kentucky on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Lemerand Center in its first SEC home match of the year.

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