Its Florida-Georgia week — not just on the gridiron but on the Volleyball court as well — and the No. 8 Gators didn’t waste any time defeating the Bulldogs in a 3-0 sweep at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. Florida continued their dominance in the Wednesday night match by winning their 12th straight game and fourth consecutive sweep, improving their record to 17-3, 11-0 SEC.
Sophomore right side Alex Holston led the Gators on both offense and defense with a team high 12 kills, 11 digs, .526 hitting efficiency and closed it off with three serving aces. Holston scored 16.5 points as well as scoring her first career double-double, Florida’s fourth this year. Junior outside hitter Gabby Mallette also controlled the Gators offense with 11 kills and .625 clip.
The Gators started off strong taking the first set 25-16 and only got better from there. During set two, Florida held the Bulldogs to a mere 8 points, the second game in a row they have limited an opponent to a single digit score. Georgia battled for set three and kept it to a two point score, where the Gators came out on top 26-24.
This is the second time UF has played UGA this season and the second time Florida has swept them. In comparison, the Gators dominated the Dawgs in this match. The orange and blue had nine blocks, while UGA had one. Florida hit a .400 hitting efficiency as a team and limited Georgia to .141, the fourteenth time they have kept an opponent under .197 this season.
After kicking off Florida-Georgia week with a win, the Gators will hit the road again to continue their streaks this Sunday at Tennessee. This will be the first match up between the Gators and the Lady Vols (8-16, 1-9 SEC).