Florida Gators volleyball travels to take on FSU on Wednesday

Special report on the Florida Gators volleyball team:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 14th-ranked Florida volleyball team heads across the state to face Florida State in the latest installment of the series on Wednesday night.


First serve is slated for 6 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra, with Shawn Davison and Dr. Cecile Reynaud on the call. The match can also be heard on the airways of ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM with Tom Collett and Josh Crow.


The Gators dropped their latest content to then-No. 17 Baylor on Saturday, while Florida State topped FGCU in straight-sets in its last match.


Florida holds the 43-20 series advantage over Florida State, including a 15-10 record in Tallahassee, Fla.


Donuts for Bri

  • At the event, Florida State will be honoring the life and legacy of Brianna Barry, who served as a middle blocker for the team from 2006-09
    • After graduating from Florida State, Barry helped out at numerous Florida summer camps under Mary Wise
    • Her jersey will be retired prior to the match and that will be topped off by a “donut toast” as she was known for always trying to find a local doughnut shop wherever she traveled around the world

Fan Information

  • Fan capacity for the Florida State 2021 season will be reduced to 915
  • Mask wearing is expected by all fans at Tully Gym
  • Spectator seating will include both the north and east side bleachers
  • Fans should enter the facility through the main lobby of Tully Gym
  • A clear bag policy will also be in effect

Gators in the SEC

  • Through the season thus far, Florida has at least one player ranked in the following categories:
    • Hitting percentage: Lauren Forte (1st, .494)
    • Kills per set: T’ara Ceasar (6th, 3.92)
    • Assists per set: Marlie Monserez (3rd, 10.54)
    • Service aces per set: Elli McKissock (1st, 0.50)
    • Blocks per set: Lauren Dooley (7th, 1.24)
    • Digs per set: Elli McKissock (9th, 3.50)
    • Points per set: T’ara Ceasar (6th, 4.33)
  • Through the season thus far, Florida is ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in the following categories:
    • Hitting percentage: 6th (.280)
    • Opponent hitting percentage: 9th (.186)
    • Assists per set: 5th (12.46)
    • Kills per set: 7th (13.63)
    • Blocks per set: 5th (2.56)
    • Service aces per set: 3rd (1.63)

Last Time Against Florida State

  • The last time the Gators and Seminoles faced off, it was a 3-0 sweep for Florida in Gainesville (25-21, 27-25, 25-14)
  • As a squad, the Gators hit .322 on the night, racking up 52 kills, while limiting FSU to a .150 hitting percentage. Florida’s offensive attack was led by Thayer Hall, who registered 15 kills in the match
  • Former Gator Paige Hammons and Lauren Dooley pitched in 10 and nine kills, respectively to secure the victory
  • Marlie Monserez once again ran the offense for the Gators, dishing out 40 assists in the three-setter
  • Gator alum Allie Gregory led the way with 12 digs on the evening, while Hall pitched in 11 for her double-double

No. 14 Florida vs. Florida State Broadcast Information
Date & Time:
Sept. 15 | 6 p.m.
Live Stream:
ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: Statbroadcast


Series Information – No. 14 Florida vs. Florida State
Seminoles | 2021 season synopsis: 6-2

  • This is the 64th meeting between the Gators and the Seminoles
  • Florida leads 43-20 (36-6 under Mary Wise)
  • 3-set: 24-7 | 4-set: 13-5 | 5-set: 6-8
  • Home: 25-6 | Away: 15-10 | Neutral: 3-4
  • Last Time Out: Sept. 17, 2019 | Gainesville, Fla. | W, 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-14)
Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.