Volleyball hammers Georgia, 3-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Freshman Marcie Hampton (Gainesville, Fla.) recorded 16 kills and provided three crucial serves late in the third game as No. 7 Florida defeated Georgia (30-21, 30-24, 31-29) on Wednesday evening in front of a crowd of 1,732 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

Florida (22-2 overall, 14-0 SEC) defeated the Bulldogs (16-8, 8-6) with a solid home performance, finishing with more kills (55-51), digs (53-41) and blocks (8-5). The Gators have now won 144 consecutive regular season SEC matches and were victorious against an SEC opponent at home for the 108th straight time, both NCAA records.

"It was another good night for Marcie," Florida coach Mary Wise said. "Marcie is mature beyond her age and that came through tonight. She's a gamer and my hat is off to her for her performance tonight."

Junior outside hitter Jane Collymore (Englewood, Colo.) also performed strong for the Gators as she posted her 23rd double-double on the season with a team-high 18 kills and ten digs. Senior middle blocker Sherri Williams (Orlando, Fla.) added eight kills for the Gators, including five in the first game.

Florida returns to action on Friday, Nov. 12 against South Carolina in a home matchup scheduled to appear on GatorVision Online. The match will also be carried live on www.GatorZone.com with first serve set for 5 p.m. With a Gator victory, Florida would guarantee at least a share of the SEC title for the 14th straight season.

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