The Gators close out the regular season at Ole Miss – Update Flor

Match notes

OXFORD, Miss. – The No. 12 Florida volleyball team (21-5, 13-3 SEC) closes out the regular season on the road with a two-game series against the Ole Miss Rebels (11-15, 7-9 SEC) ).

The SEC Championship race heads into its final weekend of play where the Gators can clinch at least a share with two wins against the Rebels. A complete overview of the scenarios can be found below.

Friday’s match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM ET, with Sunday’s first serve scheduled for 5 PM ET. Both games will air on SEC Network + with Jake Hromada and Brittney McLaughlin.

Florida split its last series with the then-18th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, while Ole Miss lost its last two games to the Georgia Bulldogs before the weekend.

The Gators hold a 56-3 series lead over the Rebels, including a 27-3 record in Oxford, Miss.

SEC Championship Scenarios

  • The 2022 SEC Volleyball Championship will once again be held in Florida and Kentucky
  • For Florida to secure the SEC directly:
    • One Florida win over Ole Miss and zero Kentucky wins over South Carolina OR
    • 2 Florida wins over Ole Miss and one Kentucky win over South Carolina
  • For Kentucky to clinch the SEC outright:
    • One Kentucky win over South Carolina and zero Florida wins over Ole Miss OR
    • Two Kentucky wins over South Carolina and one Florida win over Ole Miss
  • For the SEC Championship split:
    • Florida and Kentucky are tied for their weekend series
    • *If this is the case, the SEC will not break the ties, so both will be declared co-champions. Florida will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament from the SEC due to a tiebreaker resulting from straight points (139-136)

Last against Ole Miss

  • The last time these two teams met, the Gators fell in straight sets in Lexington, Cyprus (18-25, 20-25, 23-25).
  • Sofia Victoria led Florida’s offensive attack on the afternoon, while Gator graduate Thayer Hall followed with eight kills of her own. Merritt Beason posted seven, while middle blockers Lauren Forte and Bre Kelley each scored six pieces
  • Former Gator Marlie Monserez had a game-high 30 assists to go along with 11 digs and four kills • At the net, the Gators posted 6.0 blocks, led by a team-high four by Beason and Kelley
  • Florida’s backfield defense was led by a performance of 14 sacks by Ella McKissock. Monserez tallied 11 for her 10th double-double of the year, while Hall and Victoria added eight and five, respectively.

Alligators in SEC

  • As a team, the Gators are ranked in the Top-5 in the conference in six categories:
    • Opponent Hitting Percentage (1st | .152)
    • Blocks per set (1st | 2.78)
    • Hitting Percentage (3rd | .260)
    • Assists per set (4th | 12.21)
    • Kills per set (5th | 1.57)
    • Aces per set (5th | 1.57)
  • Individually, the following alligators rank in the Top 10 in various categories:

No. 12 Florida at Ole Miss broadcast information
Meeting time:
November 25 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Live Streaming: SEC+
Live Stats: Statbroadcast

No. 12 Florida at Ole Miss broadcast information
Meeting time:
November 26 | 5 p.m. ET
Live Streaming: SEC+
Live Stats: Statbroadcast

Series Information – No. 12 Florida at Ole Miss
Rebels | 2022 Season Synopsis: 11-15, 7-9 SEC

  • This is the 60th meeting between the Gators and Rebels
  • Florida leads 56-3 (50-0 under Mary Wise)
  • 3-set: 47-0 | 4-set: 5-1 | 5-set: 4-2
  • Home: 26-0 | Away: 27-3 | Neutral: 4-2
  • Last deadline: October 3, 2021 | Gainesville, Florida | W, 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-17)

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