GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Senior middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth (Deltona, Fla.) recorded 12 kills on .375 hitting to lead the sixth-ranked University of Florida volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-16, 30-25, 30-19) victory over Auburn on Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
Killingsworth also added three block assists on her way to a match-high 13.5 points, while senior opposite hitter Amber McCray (Longview, Texas) chipped with 10 kills on a .421 hitting efficiency. Both players reached double-figure kill totals for the fourth-consecutive match.
Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Elyse Cusack (Melrose, Fla.) tied for match-high honors with 13 digs, while also adding five assists.
“We played very well in several aspects of the game today,” Florida head coach Mary Wise said. “Elyse Cusack looked like the game was in slow motion for her today, and that starts a ripple effect for our hitters. We were able to score some big-time points with our attack, and anytime you can get three blocks a game, you know the defense is playing well.”
Florida recorded 9.5 team blocks on the afternoon, led by four block assists each from sophomore middle blocker Kristina Johnson
(Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior setter Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.). Two days after posting the fourth triple-double in school history, McGinnis also added a match-high 35 assists, six kills and four digs.
Senior outside hitter Marcie Hampton (Gainesville, Fla.) had nine kills on the day, moving into sole possession of ninth place on the school’s career chart. She also chipped in with eight digs and three block assists to finish the day with 10.5 points.
UF hits the court again on Friday night, traveling to Oxford, Miss., for a bout with Mississippi at 8 p. m. EST. The action can be heard on WRUF-AM 850, as well as www. GatorZone. com. GatorVision Online subscribers will also be able to view streaming video of the contest live on the Internet courtesy of the University of Mississippi.