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    Gators-Bulldogs Set for Final Series of Fall
    Katie CallahanUAA
    Florida welcomes Georgia to Exactech Arena for each team's final series of the fall portion of the 2020 schedule.
    Match Notes | Digital Program

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The fifth-ranked Florida volleyball team (5-1, 5-1 SEC) closes out the fall portion of the 2020 schedule when Georgia (3-3, 3-3 SEC) comes to Exactech Arena for a two-match series beginning on Friday.

    Friday's matchup is slated for 7 p.m. on the SEC with Courtney Lyle and Missy Whittemore on the call. The two squads then turn around for a 5 p.m. matchup on Saturday, airing on the SEC Network + with Tom Collett and Josh Crow on the call.

    UF holds the 66-9 series advantage over the Bulldogs, including a 63-1 record under the helm of Mary Wise.

    The 2020 SEC volleyball season will consist of an eight-match, conference-only schedule over six weeks of competition beginning Oct. 16 with each school competing against four opponents on back-to-back nights.

    COVID 19 Fan Policies and Procedures
    To comply with physical distancing requirements, Exactech Arena will host a limited percentage of its listed seating, putting the capacity at 2,500.

    In accordance with campus guidelines, face coverings (over the nose and mouth) will be required for all fans throughout the entire game. This includes when fans are entering and exiting the arena. Fans may only remove face coverings while actively eating or drinking. Failure to comply with this important health guideline could result in loss of ticket privileges.

    National Spotlight
    • The Gators currently sit third in the nation in opponent hitting percentage (.144) and blocks per set (3.03)
    • Florida also ranks fifth in nation in hitting percentage (.285), sits 14th in assists per set (12.40) and 19th in kills per set (13.15)
    • Two Gators are ranked in the Top-10 in the nation in blocks per set, with freshman Nnedi Okammor sitting fifth with 1.47 blocks per set and junior Lauren Dooley sitting sixth with 1.45 blocks per set
    • Holly Carlton sits 19th in the nation in hitting percentage with a .366 clip through the first six matches of the season
    • T'ara Ceasar cracks the Top-25 nationally in two different categories: points per set (21st – 4.60) and kills per set (22nd – 3.90)
    • Marlie Monserez currently sits 16th in the nation in assists per set, averaging 10.25
    Last Time Against Georgia
    • The Gators swept the Georgia Bulldogs the last time the two teams faced off on Nov. 24, 2019 (25-13, 25-14, 25-13)
    • As a team, Florida recorded 43 kills with just three errors on 78 swings for a .531 clip. Former Gator Rachael Kramer led the way with 14 kills, while Holly Carlton added 10 kills of her own. Paige Hammons and Thayer Hall both pitched in seven kills in the sweep
    • Five Gators hit over .300 on the afternoon: Kramer (.700 | 14-0-20), Hammons (.700 | 7-0-10), Carlton (.600 | 10-1-15), Lauren Dooley (.375 | 4-1-8) and Hall (.300 | 7-1-20)
    • Marlie Monserez dished out 32 assists on the afternoon, leading the team to a season-high .531 clip
    • Former Gator Allie Gregory led the backcourt defense, recording eight digs on the afternoon. Monserez added seven, while Hall registered six digs in the match
    • Florida recorded 11.0 blocks on the day, to Georgia's 0.0. Kramer led the way with five blocks, while Dooley and Hammons both added four on the afternoon
    • UF registered six service aces, with former Gator Morgyn Greer leading the way with a career-high three
    No. 5 Florida vs. Georgia Broadcast Information – Friday, Nov. 20
    Gators-Bulldogs Set for Final Series of Fall - Florida Gators
     
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    Georgia Concludes Fall Competition at No. 5 Florida
    First Serve
    The Georgia volleyball team will conclude fall competition with a pair of matches at No. 5 Florida Friday and Saturday. Friday's match will begins at 7 p.m. on SEC Network. The fall finale will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Gainesville.
    Follow the Bulldogs
    » Friday's match is set to air nationally on SEC Network. Courtney Lyle (play-by-play) and Missy Whittemore (analysis) will be on the call.
    » Saturday's match will stream live on SEC Network+. Tom Collett (play-by-play) and Josh Crow (analysis) will be on the call.
    » Live stat links can be found on the volleyball schedule on GeorgiaDogs.com.
    » Twitter updates will be available all season long on the official Twitter page of the Bulldogs, @UGAvolleyball.

    BULLDOGS BULLETIN
    Series History
    - Georgia trails the all-time series 9-66
    - Florida has won 19-straight meetings dating back to 2008
    - In Gainesville, Florida has won 30 of the 32 meetings
    - Georgia took the Gators to five sets in Gainesville in 2018 and took a set on the road last season

    Up Next
    SEC volleyball teams will participate in spring competition, with details of formats contingent on final decisions by the NCAA to conduct a spring championship.

    Let's Recap
    Georgia hosted Alabama in the final home matches of the fall Nov. 7 and 8 at Stegeman Coliseum. Alabama opened a 2-0 lead in the first match but Georgia was able to stave off a sweep by winning set three. The Bulldogs were set up to tie up the match in the fourth set, but Alabama surged and stole the set and match away in four sets. Georgia rebounded on Sunday to sweep the Crimson Tide in straight sets. The opening set was the first opening-set win for Georgia this season. Amber Stivrins registered 5.00 kills per set (35 kills) with a .253 hitting clip.

    Bulldogs Ink Five in Early Signing Period
    The Bulldogs announced the signing of five student-athletes during the early signing period last week. The class includes Under Armour Second Team All-American setter Clara Brower, libero Bailey Cox, middle blocker Kaitlin Fournier, and outside hitters Under Armour All-American honorable mention Abby Maesch and Lyric Stewart.

    Volleyball Scores Perfect 100 on Latest GSR Report
    University of Georgia student-athletes set an all-time record with an 87% graduation rate according to the annual NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) released Tuesday by the NCAA. Five Georgia teams scored a perfect 100 on the GSR report: women's golf, gymnastics, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, and volleyball.

    Stivrins Shines on Opening Weekend
    Sophomore outside hitter Amber Stivrins put together a strong performance in her first weekend as a Bulldogs against South Carolina. Stivrins concluded the weekend with 34 kills, including a career-high 26 coming in Sunday's match (second all-time in a four-set match). She hit .564 in that match. She also put up a team-best 20 digs over the weekend while also recording three aces.

    Black Notches 300th Career Victory
    Head coach Tom Black, in his 16th season as a head coach, recorded his 300th career victory on Sunday, Oct. 18 with a four-set victory over South Carolina. In 11 seasons at the Division I level, he has accumulated 186 wins and 60 in four seasons at Georgia. Black is fifth among the active head coaches in the SEC behind Mary Wise (Florida), Fran Flory (LSU), Craig Skinner (Kentucky), and Lindsey Devine (Alabama).

    Bulldogs Receiving Votes in AVCA Poll
    The Georgia volleyball team has received votes in all eight AVCA Coaches Polls this season. The poll ranks the Top 15 among teams competing this fall. The SEC has four teams represented in the top 15 with three more receiving votes.

    Georgia Volleyball is #VoteReady
    The Georgia volleyball team is 100 percent registered to vote in the upcoming November election. Additionally on Saturday, Oct. 24, members of the volleyball, women's basketball, and women's cross country teams volunteered at early polling locations around Athens assisting with line management.

    2020 SEC Schedule Setup
    The 2020 SEC volleyball season will consist of an eight-match, Conference-only schedule over six weeks of competition beginning October 16 with each school competing against four opponents twice in the same weekend on back-to-back days. SEC volleyball teams will participate in spring competition as well, with details of formats contingent on final decisions by the NCAA to conduct a spring championship.

    Georgia Picked Sixth in SEC Preseason Poll
    The Bulldogs were picked sixth in the SEC Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Georgia finished fifth in 2019 with a 12-6 record. Kentucky was picked to win the league in 2020.

    The Bulldogs at Home
    Georgia concluded the 2019 home schedule with a 7-4 record. In the first three seasons under Tom Black, Georgia has notched a record at home of 25-15. Season one saw Georgia go 12-5 in Athens. The 2018 season was the first full-time season for Georgia volleyball in Stegeman Coliseum as Georgia went .500 at 6-6. In home-opening tournaments the last two seasons, the Bulldogs are 7-0.

    O Canada!
    In February 2019, Tom Black was named the head coach of the Canadian Women's Indoor National Team. Volleyball Canada won the FIVB Women's Challenger in Lima, Peru in June 2019, qualifying for the Nations League Tournament in 2020; unfortunately, the VNL was canceled due to COVID-19.

    A Look at the 2020 Squad
    Georgia's roster features 18 total student-athletes, the largest roster in the history of the program. The squad is a near-perfect mix of classes (4 seniors, 5 juniors, 5 sophomores, 4 freshmen). Five starters return from the 2019 NCAA Tournament squad including SEC Freshman of the Year Kacie Evans and Rachel Ritchie on the outside as well as Sage Naves and Kianna Young in the middle with Kayla Rivera on the opposite pin. Claire Rothenberger is expected to fill the libero jersey following the graduation of Kendall Glover. Setting duties will be taken over by Dalaney Hans and Brynn Chandler as All-SEC setter Meghan Donovan graduated in May. Louisville transfer Amber Stivrins will bolster Georgia's outside attack while freshman middle blocker Phoebe Awoleye looks to makes some noise in the middle during her rookie season.

    Bulldogs Earn USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award Recognition
    Georgia earned recognition from the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for outstanding work in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. The USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award was the latest of several academic achievements during the year for the Bulldogs volleyball team, including a 3.371 team GPA. Seven members of the team earned spots on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and all four members of the freshman class appeared on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor including a 4.0 GPA by Londyn Gray in her first year at Georgia. Volleyball was also one of three UGA programs to be recognized by the NCAA for outstanding achievement in the annual NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, announced in May.
    Georgia Concludes Fall Competition at No. 5 Florida - University of Georgia Athletics

    Florida Match Notes 112020 (PDF)
     
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    UGA beats UF 3-1 in Gainesville. Something not right with this team
     
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    Terrible loss. The dawgs outplayed the Gators tonight.
     
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    Bad serving, bad, slow, predictable setting and no athleticism in the back. And they kept serving the same girl over and over again despite it not working, setting the outside despite it not working, just an awful loss.

    And don’t look now, but only 16 teams get at large bids this year, and we already have two losses to mediocre teams with the odds of getting the conference auto bid close to zero already. And oh yeah, have to play GA again before the fall break.

    So far this year Cross country didn’t make post season men or women, soccer isn’t making post season, and now volleyball is down. Not a good year so far outside of football. Our top 10 directors streak might finally meet its match.
     
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    Wow, wasn't expecting that. If no injuries or absences thats pretty disappointing.
     
  7. apkgator

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    Looks like everybody played in the box score. Just got beat....badly
     
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    Overrated or a typical Wise team--SOFT!
     
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    Game Recap: Volleyball | Friday, November 20, 2020 | Katie Callahan
    Gators Drop Four-Setter to Bulldogs
    Thayer Hall and T’ara Ceasar combined for 27 kills on the evening
    Box Score
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The fifth-ranked Florida volleyball team fell to the Georgia Bulldogs in four sets on Friday night in Exactech Arena.
    The Gators move to 5-2 on the year, while Georgia improved to 4-3 this fall.
    Georgia took the first two sets, winning the first 25-21 before taking the second 25-18. Florida fought back to win the third frame 25-19, but the Bulldogs clinched the first match of the series with a 25-
    23 win in the fourth.

    The Gators were led on the offensive front by Thayer Hall, who tallied 14 kills on the night. T'ara Ceasar followed with 13 kills of her own, while Holly Carlton pitched in nine kills in the four-setter.
    Marlie Monserez anchored the offense for Florida, dishing out 33 assists in the match.
    As a squad, the Gators recorded 14.0 blocks, with Lauren Dooley leading the way with eight. Nnedi Okammor added six of her own, while Carlton pitched in four.

    Elli McKissock led the backcourt defense for the Gators, recording a career-high 20 digs on the night. Monserez posted her third double-double of the season, recording 12 digs to go along with her 33 assists. Paula Cerame rounded out the Gators in double-digit digs, registering 11 digs in the match.

    The Gators close out the fall portion of the 2020 schedule on Saturday, finishing the two-match series with Georgia at 5 p.m. in Exactech Arena. The match will air on the SEC Network +.
    Records
    No. 5 Florida (5-2, 5-2 SEC)
    Georgia (4-3, 4-3 SEC)
    How It Happened
    • After Georgia scored the first point of the set, Florida went on a 6-0 run behind the serves of Thayer Hall to force a Bulldog timeout. The Gators continued to hold the advantage over the Bulldogs, but Georgia chipped away, pulling to within two at 17-15 to force a UF timeout. Out of the break, Georgia went on a 10-4 run to take the first set.
      • Ceasar, Okammor and Hall each posted three kills in the first frame while Carlton added two. McKissock posted 10 digs in the first set alone, just two off her career-best.
    • The second set was a back-and-forth affair, with the two squads trading points until the 10-10 mark. UGA went on a 3-0 run, pulling ahead 13-10, forcing a Florida timeout. The Bulldogs would not trail from that point on, pulling ahead six at 21-15. The Gators strung together a 3-0 run to cut the deficit to three at 21-18, but Georgia closed out on a 4-0 run of its own to go up 2-0 in the match.
      • Hall (4) and Ceasar (3) combined for seven kills in the frame, while McKissock posted five digs in the frame, pushing her to 15 for the match – a new career-high.
    • Florida controlled all the momentum to begin the third set, forcing Georgia to use both of its timeouts by the 16-11 mark. Georgia went on a 4-0 run out of its second timeout, pulling to within one, but the Gators continued to distance themselves, going up five points at 23-18. UF closed out the third frame on a block from Ceasar and Okammor to force a fourth set.
      • Hall and Carlton both recorded four kills in a set where the squad hit .346. Monserez posted 10 assists in the frame, while Okammor recorded five blocks.
    • With the fourth set tied 6-6, Monserez led the Gators on a 5-0 run behind the service line to take the 11-6 lead. Florida continued to hold at least a two-point advantage over the Bulldogs, but at the 15-13 mark, Georgia went on an 8-2 run, taking the 21-17 lead. Florida pulled back ahead at 23-22 after two consecutive Ceasar kills, but the Bulldogs closed out the match on a 3-0 run.
      • Ceasar led the way with six kills in the fourth set, followed by four from Dooley and three from Hall. As a team, Florida hit .308 in the final set and collected three blocks.
    Notables
    • Elli McKissock recorded a career-high 20, surpassing her previous career-best 12
    • Marlie Monserez posted her third double-double of the season, finishing with 33 assists and 11 digs
    • The Gators are now 66-10 against the Bulldogs
    • Florida drops to 14-3 in four-set matches against Georgia
    • UF is now 30-3 against UGA in Gainesville, Fla.
    Up Next
    • The Gators return to Exactech Arena on Saturday for the finale of the 2020 fall season
    • Florida and Georgia are slated to face off at 5 p.m. on the SEC Network +
    • The radio broadcast can be found here
    No. 5 Florida vs. Georgia Broadcast Information – Saturday, Nov. 21
    Time:
    5 p.m.
    Network: SEC Network +
    Live Stream: es.pn/3nBERvi
    Live Stats: bit.ly/3nGyG9s
    Radio: Florida Gators

    Series Information – No. 5 Florida vs. Georgia
    Bulldogs | 4-3 overall; 4-3 SEC
    • This is the 77th meeting between the Gators and the Bulldogs
    • Florida leads 66-10 (63-2 under Mary Wise)
    • 3-set: 48-4 | 4-set: 14-3 | 5-set: 4-3
    • Home: 30-3 | Away: 28-4 | Neutral: 8-3
    • Last Time Out: Nov. 20, 2020 | Gainesville, Fla. | L, 1-3 (21-25, 18-25, 25-19, 23-25)
    Gators Drop Four-Setter to Bulldogs - Florida Gators
     
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    Game Recap: Volleyball | Saturday, November 21, 2020 | Katie Callaha
    Gators Top Bulldogs in Season Finale
    Florida defeated the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday evening to close out the fall portion of the 2020 schedule
    Box Score
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The fifth-ranked Florida volleyball team ended the fall portion of its 2020 schedule on a high note, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in four sets on Saturday afternoon in Exactech Arena.
    The Gators finish the fall schedule with a 6-2 record, tied for second in the SEC with Arkansas and Missouri. Georgia closes out its 2020 fall campaign with a 4-4 record overall, splitting each of its four series.
    Florida won the first two sets of the match 26-24 and 25-19, before dropping the third frame 25-13. The Gators secured the match with a 25-23 victory in the fourth set.
    T'ara Ceasar led the Gators on offense, posting a team-high 18 kills on the evening. Holly Carlton recorded a season-high 15 kills in the match, followed by 14 from Thayer Hall.
    Marlie Monserez dished out 47 assists in the four-setter, while Paula Cerame posted a career-high seven assists in the match.

    As a team, Florida recorded eight blocks on the night, led by seven from Carlton. Lauren Dooley posted six blocks, followed by two from Nnedi Okammor.
    Four Gators tallied double-digit digs for Florida, with Monserez leading the way with 17 – just one off her career-high. Cerame recorded 15 digs of her own on the evening, while Ceasar (12) and Elli McKissock (11) combined for 23.

    As the fall portion of the schedule comes to a close, the Gators now await the release of the spring slate.
    Records
    No. 5 Florida (6-2, 6-2 SEC)
    Georgia (4-4, 4-4 SEC)

    How it Happened
    • The Gators got out to the early 4-1 lead in the first set, but Georgia went on a 7-4 run to tie it all up at 8-8. Florida was able to create a bit of distance, taking a four-point lead at the 14-10 mark. Coming out of the media timeout, Florida once again held a four-point lead at the 19-15 mark, but the Bulldogs continued to chip away, eventually tying the frame 19-19. The teams traded points from that point on, until the Gators strung together a 2-0 run to take the set 26-24.
      • Florida hit .341 in the frame, behind six kills from Hall. Ceasar added five kills of her own, while Carlton pitched in four in the first. Monserez dished out 16 assists and had a team-high seven digs in the frame.
    • Georgia hopped out to the early advantage, forcing Florida to take a timeout at the 6-3 mark. The Bulldogs continued to control the pace, but Florida pulled to within three at 13-10 to force Georgia into its first timeout. The Gators continued to roll, going on a 4-1 run to pull within one, causing UGA to use its final timeout. Florida closed out the set on an 11-4 run to go up 2-0 in the match.
      • The Gators once again hit over .300 in the second frame, posting a .324 clip. Carlton led the way with seven kills, while Monserez dished out 12 assists.
    • The third set was all Georgia from the start, with the Bulldogs taking the 17-10 lead after two Florida timeouts. The Gators pulled to within six at 17-11, but Georgia closed out the frame on an 8-2 run to force a fourth set.
      • Ceasar led the way with three kills in the frame, while Carlton pitched in two.
    • With Georgia leading the fourth set 9-8, the Gators strung together a 6-0 run behind the serves of Hall to take the 14-9 lead. The Bulldogs answered with an 8-2 run of their own to pull ahead 17-16 and force Florida to use its final timeout of the frame. With the set tied 18-18, the Gators swung the momentum in their direction, taking a four-point lead at 24-20. Georgia cut the deficit to one at 24-23, but a Hall kill secured the victory for Florida.
      • Ceasar posted seven kills in the final frame, followed by five from Hall. As a team, the Gators hit .283 in the fourth set, with Monserez recording 13 assists.
    Notables
    • Monserez finished the fall season with four double-doubles, including her 47 assist, 17 dig performance on Saturday
    • Ceasar finished the fall season with two double-doubles, including her 18 kills, 12 dig performance on Saturday
    • Florida finishes the fall portion of the schedule in a three-way tie for second place in the SEC with a 6-2 record (Arkansas, Missouri)
    • The Gators improve to 67-10 against the Bulldogs, including a 64-2 record under the helm of Mary Wise
    • UF improves to 15-3 against Georgia in four-set matches
    • Florida moves to 31-2 against Georgia in Gainesville, Fla.
    Thoughts from Coach Wise
    • "Georgia played so well on both nights – a lot of credit goes to them on how they played and what we learned from playing a team that played as well as they did."



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