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No. 10 Gators sail past Bulldogs

1587 days ago
Florida Athletics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Junior outside hitter Carli Snyder led a contingent of five Gators with six-plus kills as UF swept Mississippi State for a ninth consecutive time Friday night in the Lemerand Athletic Center.

The No. 10 Gators, who entered the match with the nation's top hitting percentage (.323), posted a .412 clip, their third-highest efficiency rate of the season. Defensively, UF held Mississippi State to an .045 hitting percentage, marking the ninth time this season and third time in the last four matches its opponent hit below .100.

Snyder racked up a match-high 11 kills, her 14th outing this year with double-digit kills, and totaled 12 points. Junior All-American middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan also finished with 12 points and hit .571, amassing nine kills and six block assists.

Freshman middle blocker Rachael Kramer notched seven kills on 13 attacks, finishing with a .462 hitting percentage.

Along the back row, freshman defensive specialist Allie Gregory and junior libero Caroline Knop combined for 26 digs.

UF trailed, 8-5, early in the first set, but took command of the match with 10-0 run, all with Knop on serve and Alhassan and senior All-American right side Alex Holston teaming up for three straight blocks. The second set stayed close until lengthy service runs by Gregory and redshirt sophomore setter Allie Monserez helped the Gators win 13 of the final 16 points. And UF raced out to an 11-4 lead in the final set to put away the Bulldogs.

Up Next: Florida continues its four-match homestand at the Lemerand Athletic Center, where the Gators are 5-1 this season, with a televised 12 p.m. ET matchup versus Georgia on Sunday (Oct. 23).