Ready for a Florida vs. Kentucky volleyball rivalry series this weekend?
— NCAA Women's Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) March 17, 2021
The Gators will be hosting the Wildcats in their last home matches of the season. This two-day series will start on Friday and head into Saturday.
Florida is 16-2, on an 11 game win-streak. This includes Florida’s wins over Missouri last week. On top of that, the orange and blue are 9-1 at home. Both of the losses the Gators faced came in November, one to South Carolina and one to Georgia.
Carlton is a 6 foot 7 right side/setter. This season alone, she had 147 kills, 39 digs, 16 service aces and 56 blocks.
Hammons is a 6 foot 1 outside hitter. In the 2020-2021 season, she had six kills, 27 digs and 12 service aces.
King is a 6 foot 3 middle blocker. Her 2020-2021 performance included seven kills and four blocks.
Sokolowski is a 6 foot 4 outside and right side hitter. This season, she had 11 kills, three digs and four blocks.
The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats are coming off of a win against Ole Miss on Saturday. The team is 16-0 heading into the matchup with Florida and is slated to face off against the University of Alabama on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Wildcats are the only team left in the SEC that remains undefeated.
Here is what Florida head coach Mary Wise had to say about Kentucky’s season.
Kentucky’s two postponed series with University of South Carolina and Texas A&M, have still not been rescheduled.
The Gators and Wildcats have played 67 games in their history together. In Gainesville, the Gators are 24-8 against the Wildcats, and overall lead Kentucky 51-16.
Tune into live coverage of Friday’s matchup on SEC Network+ or listen live on ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF.