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Florida opens tournament with sweep of FAMU

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida senior right side Alex Holston slammed down a team-best 12 kills and posted 14 points as the No. 7 Gators debuted at home the Lemerand Center Friday at noon with a sweep of FAMU (25-13, 25-19, 25-16) to open the Active Ankle Challenge with their their eighth straight victory.

In Friday's first match, the Marshall Thundering Herd swept Jacksonville (25-21, 25-18, 25-20). FAMU and Marshall will clash in the first match Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. before the Gators and Dolphins wrap up the first day of action at 7:30 p.m. in the Lem.

Six Gators hit above .400 in the match against the Rattlers, including freshman middle Rachael Kramer, who turned in a .500 efficiency with eight kills a­nd three blocks. Fellow first-year middle blocker Darrielle King led the Orange and Blue with a career high four blocks as Florida posted its fourth double-digit block effort of the season (12.0).

Florida hit .402 against FAMU, its third-best efficiency of the season, while holding the Rattlers to an .065 clip en route to the Gators' sixth sweep this season.

THE RECORDS No. 7 Florida: 8-1 FAMU: 2-9


The Gators maintained their perfect record all-time against the Rattlers, improving to 10-0 all time, including a 7-0 record at home

Florida racked up its sixth sweep in seven matches

UF posted 12 blocks against FAMU and now have four double-digit block matches on the season: 12.0 at Oregon, 10.0 versus Denver, 17.0 at FSU and 12.0 versus FAMU

The Orange and Blue made it eight straight wins with the sweep against Florida A&M to improve to 7-1 on the season

The Gators limited FAMU to an .065 clip Friday afternoon. UF has now held six opponents to a .200 clip or lower

UF had just one reception error against the Rattlers for the second straight match, tying for its second-lowest of the season next to zero at Michigan State

UP NEXT | Active Ankle Challenge Parking & Ticket Manager Information The Gators will wrap up the first day of play at the Active Ankle Challenge with Jacksonville at 7:30 p.m. UF will cap of the weekend at 4 p.m. Saturday against Marshall. For more information on parking, tickets and match-ups, visit the Gators' Active Ankle information page.