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Monday, November 28, 2022


Freshman Jonah Braswell competes at the ITA All-American Championships, which concluded play Oct. 8.

Gator freshmen lead the way for men’s tennis in ITA All-American Championships

Five Gators — Braswell, Nirundorn, Tokac, junior Will Grant and senior Lukas Greif — held spots in the pre-qualifying round, while sophomore Nate Bonetto was placed in qualifying and graduate transfer Axel Nefve automatically advanced to the main draw. The team had three duos — Bonetto/Greif, Grant/Nefve and Nirundorn/Tokac — compete in the doubles qualifying draw.

Florida defenders Ventrell Miller, Brenton Cox Jr. and Gervon Dexter Sr. all combine for a sack of Missouri quarterback Brady Cook Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

Miller, Hill pick up slack in Gators Homecoming win

On a day when the Florida offense came out sluggish in the first half, the performance of Jaydon Hill and Ventrell Miller are what will be remembered. The Gators defeated the Missouri Tigers Oct. 8 behind Hill's first two career interceptions and Miller's most tackles in a game this season. 

Florida outside hitter Merritt Beason laid down a 21 kills against the LSU Tigers Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. The performance matches her career high.

No. 15 Gators outlast LSU in 5 sets to secure weekend sweep

For a moment Sunday afternoon, it seemed the Louisiana State Tigers had solved the riddle of the Florida Gators. Down two sets to none, the Tigers stormed back to force a winner-take-all fifth set. The No. 15 Gators claimed the 15-point finale to win their second game of the weekend (25-18, 26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 15-9) against LSU.

Florida sophomore defender Madison Young with the ball during the Gators' loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

Florida’s comeback hopes fall short against Mizzou

UF was determined to snap its worst losing streak in program history. However, a Tigers’ penalty kick goal in the 66th minute was more than enough to shatter Florida’s dream. The Gators extended their skid to eight after falling 3-2 to Mizzou Sunday. With the loss, Florida has now dropped eight matches by a one-goal deficit this season. 

Junior libero Elli McKissock earned her 1,000th career dig of her collegiate career during Florida's match with the LSU Tigers Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

No. 15 Gators defeat LSU to open weekend series

The Florida faithful still packed the house to the tune of 3,584 to watch their No. 15 Gators defeat the Louisiana State Tigers three sets to one (25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 27-25) Saturday evening. Head coach Mary Wise said it’s the first home match played on a homecoming Saturday in at least 33 years.

Missouri wide receiver Luther Burden III during the Tigers' game against Abilene Christian Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Photo by Alexander Daggett of The Maneater.

Know Your Enemy: Missouri Tigers

Before either Florida or Missouri claims its first Southeastern Conference win of the season, the Alligator's sports editor Joseph Henry connected with sports editor of the Maneater — the University of Missouri's independent news publication — Brandon Haynes to discuss the eastern division clash. 

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