MADISON, Wisc. — The Sixteenth-ranked Florida volleyball staff defeated No. 4 Wisconsin in a five-set thriller on Friday night time, whereas setting a daily season NCAA attendance document of 16,833 followers.
With the victory, Florida strikes to 8-2 on the 12 months heading into SEC play, whereas Wisconsin falls to 5-2.
In entrance of a record-setting crowd, the Gators placed on a present within the first set, taking it 25-21 – that was the primary opening set that Wisconsin had dropped since Sept. 2. Florida then adopted that efficiency with a 25-18 victory within the second set to tug forward 2-0 within the match. It took further factors within the third, however Wisconsin claimed the set 28-26 earlier than following with a 25-13 victory within the fourth. Florida then battled again from a deficit within the fifth to assert it 15-13.
The Gators’ protection on the internet proved to be the distinction maker, with Florida holding the Badgers to a .115 hitting effectivity. As a staff, UF tallied 16.0 blocks within the five-setter, led by seven from Bre Kelley. Alexis Stucky and Marina Markova every added 5 within the victory, whereas Gabrielle Essix added 4.
Florida’s offensive assault was led by a career-high 21-kill efficiency from Merritt Beason. Essix pitched in 10 kills, whereas Markova added eight within the victory.
Alexis Stucky managed the tempo of the match for Florida, shelling out 45 assists – tying her career-best mark.
Elli McKissock led the backcourt defensive effort for Florida, ending the match with 18 digs. Trinity Adams added 10 digs of her personal within the win, whereas Beason and Victoria tallied eight and 6, respectively.
Beason posted a team-best three service aces within the victory, adopted by one apiece from McKissock and Emily Canaan.
The Gators start convention play on Wednesday in opposition to the Alabama Crimson Tide in Exactech Enviornment. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. on SEC Community +.