When the Southeastern Conference all-time digs leader, Elyse Cusack, graduated and Colleen Ward and Brynja Rodgers decided to transfer because of personal reasons, depth was thought to be a problem heading into this season.
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For the last week, the Gators have had to hold it in.
The Gators’ season hit an all-time low as they traveled to face Kentucky on Nov. 22.
No. 15 UF will face College of Charleston on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Boasting a taller starting lineup than the Gators, St. John’s presented a post-game threat that took a toll and manifested itself in a 61-47 win over UF on Friday in U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami.
Although this is the first Gators team under coach Mary Wise to not win the conference, that won’t be the only way she remembers it.
As they headed into the final weekend of the season in 2008 the Gators’ focus was on the conference championship, but this year things are different.
On Friday, it became official.
In one of their biggest matches of the season, a usual strength for the Gators turned into a weakness.