The No. 16 seed Florida volleyball team celebrate after keeping their season alive, defeating No. 24 Miami in straight sets on the night of December 3, 2021 in Exactech Arena.

Gator Volleyball With Another Sweep To End Gators Invitational

Florida Gators volleyball finished off the Gators Invitational on a high note, as they swept Winthrop to take their seventh consecutive win so far this season.

The team is ranked third and is expected to have a very successful rest of the season.

Set 1

Florida easily took the first set, 25-12. The Gators held onto the lead for the entirety of the set. Kennedy Martin posted three kills in set one and Trinity Adams had a standout service run of 6-0.

Set 2

Set two was led offensively by AC Fitzpatrick and Kennedy Martin, as Florida hit a .467. The Gators were able to keep the Winthrop Eagles at a safe distance score wise for most the set. At 24-17, the Eagles were able to take a two point run until the Gators took the set with a score of 25-19.

Set 3

Set three was more neck-and-neck than the previous sets. The score started off close, but after a service run from Alexis Stucky the Gators secured the advantage with a score of 9-5. The Gators took the set with a score of 25-15.

Wrapping up Gators Invitational

At the conclusion of the series, Alexis Stucky was named MVP of the Invitational. Additionally, Kennedy Martin and Elli Mckissock were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Gators will hit the road this week as they travel to Tallahassee to face the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday.

About Emma Pastis

Emma Pastis is an Orlando, FL native who is a second-year journalism student at the University of Florida.

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