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Arriving at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, last December was a special moment for Dorman High School coach Paula Kirkland and then-senior outside hitter Thayer Hall.
Freshman Thayer Hall and junior Rachael Kramer jumped up simultaneously in the final rally of the match, rejecting yet another Alabama strike. Florida’s front row held firm from the continuous attacks from the Crimson Tide, who were trying to win its first set over Florida since 2008.
Libero Allie Gregory lined up for her serve, standing so far away from the net that the heels of her scuffed white shoes seemed to touch the press table. She shot a high-arching serve that landed for another service ace and gave the Gators an 18-9 lead in the third set.
Florida volleyball enters the second phase of its season with conference play beginning today against Ole Miss after finishing one of the toughest non-conference schedules to date.
The No. 11 Florida volleyball team returned home after a four-match road trip to Arizona and Tallahassee to play three matches in the Honda of Gainesville Gator Invitational.
Army gained some momentum in the fourth set after it scored back-to-back kills to draw within two.
After taking two wins from Friday’s matchups, Florida’s volleyball team scattered around its home court and waited on anxious Gators fans eager to have the players take some photos or sign some posters.
The No. 11 Florida volleyball team returns to its home court today after a four-match road trip to host the Honda of Gainesville Gators Invitational.
The quaint Tully Gymnasium in Tallahassee was packed Wednesday night as announcers yelled over the intercom for people to clear the aisleways and fans stood about seven rows deep in the corners just to get a glimpse of the famous in-state rivalry.
A six-hour turnaround wasn’t ideal for No. 8 Florida volleyball to retake the court in Flagstaff, Arizona, to finish out its three-game stint in the Lumberjack Invitational.
It only took 42 points for Florida volleyball to kick its game into high gear.
They started the fifth set with a lead, as they did in almost every set before. It ended with two kills by Northern Arizona’s redshirt senior outside hitter Kaylie Jorgenson to upset the No. 8 Florida Gators.
The No. 8 Florida volleyball team travels to Flagstaff, Arizona, to compete in the Lumberjack Invitational. The Gators begin the tournament with a doubleheader today against California State - Northridge at 12:30 p.m. and Northern Arizona at 10 p.m. The team will then face Southern Illinois on Saturday at noon.
The O’Connell Center stood on the tips of its collective toes as freshman Lauren Dooley took her approach toward a set from Allie Monserez.
With an 8-all score in the fourth set, Florida’s volleyball coach Mary Wise sat on the team bench looking tense. She clutched her clipboard with both hands and held it close to her face just over her mouth, watching the long rally finish out from the sidelines.