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No. 5 Florida tops Tennessee 3-1

2098 days ago
Florida Athletics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Double-doubles from Alex Holston and Carli Snyder, plus a career match for both Rachael Kramer and Allie Monserez contributed to a gutty performance all around for the No. 5 Gators, who rebounded with a 3-1 victory against Tennessee Sunday in the LemDome to improve to 13-2 on the season, 3-1 in conference play.

Florida grabbed the first set 25-21 before the Volunteers cruised to a 25-19 second-set win to tie the match 1-1 at the break. Holston and fellow All-American Rhamat Alhassan each slammed down eight kills in the final two sets, while redshirt junior Shainah Joseph had two of her three blocks down the stretch in the fourth on the way to 25-22, 25-20 Gator wins in the third and fourth to seal the deal.

Snyder (13k, 13d) posted her team-leading fifth double-double this season with two huge solo stuffs, back-to-back aces in the first and a team high 18.0 points, while Holston put up her first double dip of the year with a team best 15 kills and 11 digs to the tally. Junior libero Caroline Knop anchored UF in the back row with 15 digs alongside Holston and Snyder double-digit efforts.

Other highlights in Florida's third SEC win in front of a 'dig pink' and blue rowdy Gators crowd included a season best nine kills and 11 points for Joseph, a career high 57 assists for Monserez, the SEC and national leader in assists per set, and a career high 13 kills and 15.5 points for Kramer.

Alhassan, Holston, Joseph, Kramer and Snyder all scored double-digit points for Florida, which will have a whole week to practice before traveling to South Carolina next Sunday.

WORDS FROM WISE: "It took a gritty effort to win today. We sure got that from this group."

After Sunday's tilt against Tennessee, Florida will have a week to prepare for a Sunday road test at South Carolina Oct. 9. The Gators and Gamecocks tilt at noon on SEC Network next week.