Gator Volleyball Sweeps JU in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (gatorzone.com press release) – Senior middle blocker Chloe Mann put on the best postseason performance of her Gator career thus far, registering a .700 clip with 15 kills and two blocks as the No. 5 seed University of Florida volleyball team swept Jacksonville University (25-19, 25-15, 25-16) in NCAA First Round action at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Thursday to set up a Florida-Florida State Showdown Friday at 7p.m.
As a squad, the Gators turned in a .476 hitting efficiency – their second-best clip in NCAA Tournament history – behind double-digit kills from Mann (15) and sophomore outside hitter Živa Recek (11). The Gators will meet the Seminoles – who swept Georgia Southern Thursday – in a Sunshine State Second Round Showdown for rights to a trip to the Sweet 16 in Champaign, Ill. Dec. 13 & 14.
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