Fall Sports · Volleyball

#12 Florida tops #5 Nebraska in five set thriller

FINAL: FLORIDA 3, NEBRASKA 2

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th FINAL
NEBRASKA 25 18 25 18 11 2
FLORIDA 19 25 17 25 15 3

GAINESVILLE, FL- The Florida Gators just endured one of the most impressive weekends of action in program history. Less than twenty-four hours after dominating the number one team in the country, the Gators had to follow up that emotional victory with a match against the number five ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. In a very even matchup, Florida earned the comeback victory.

Florida never had a lead in the first set, and Nebraska outhit Florida with a .200 percentage compared to Florida’s .061. Nebraska had 14 kills in the first set while the Gators only managed seven.

The Gators won the second set, hitting at a much better .239 percentage while allowing the Huskers to only hit at a .140 clip.

Set three was played with no halftime, and Nebraska seemingly dominated play. Although the statistics were close, Florida seemed out of the match from the beginning.

The Gators fought back and won set four while allowing the Cornhuskers to only hit .024 forcing a fifth set.

Florida raced out to a quick 5-0 lead in the fifth set behind the serving of Carli Snyder. Nebraska would make multiple comeback bids, however they couldn’t overcome the quick start by the Gators. Florida would win set five 15-11.

Florida played very evenly with the #5 team in the nation, and earned the victory after having defeated the #1 team in the country just a night earlier. Florida seems set moving forward and will face North Carolina State in Puerto Rico on Saturday, September 2.

KILLS LEADERS:

NEBRASKA FLORIDA
Foecke 18 Kramer 20
Sweet 16 Joseph 11

BLOCKS LEADERS:

NEBRASKA FLORIDA
Foecke 4 Alhassan 8
Holman 4 Kramer 3

DIGS LEADERS:

NEBRASKA FLORIDA
Maloney 18 Snyder 27
Foecke 16 Monserez 20

ASSISTS LEADERS:

NEBRASKA FLORIDA
Atherton 43 Monserez 41

ACES LEADERS:

NEBRASKA FLORIDA
Foecke 4 Snyder 1

WHAT’S NEXT:

FLORIDA GATORS vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLF PACK

9/2/17 at 8:30 PM

SEC-ACC CHALLENGE

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