Florida 3, Florida A&M
Florida 3, Florida A&M 0ÂDec. 3, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Junior Jane Collymore (Englewood, Colo.) recorded her 14th 20-kill match of the season in leading No. 13 Florida into the second round of the 2004 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 (30-19, 30-25, 30-23) win against No. 22 Florida A&M Friday evening at the Gaither Athletic Center.
Florida (28-4) remained undefeated in first round matches in school history and improved to 80-17 all-time against teams from the state of Florida.. The Gators outhit FAMU (28-3) .373-.150 and finished with more kills (59-39) digs (58-50) and blocks (4.0-3.0) in ending the Rattlers' season for the second time in the last four seasons.
"It was a total team effort," said Florida coach Mary Wise, who improved her record to 39-13 all-time in NCAA play. "We needed everyone if were going to beat Florida A&M in Tallahassee. It was a match that took one of our best of the year to beat Florida A&M in three games."
Collymore was the only player in the match in double figures in kills with 23 as she moved into sole possession of second on the school's all-time chart for kills in a season with 589. Senior middle blockers Sherri Williams (Orlando, Fla.) and Michelle Chatman (Woodridge, Ill.) each posted nine kills and two blocks, while freshman setter Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.) flirted with a triple-double with 41 assists, six kills and six digs. Junior libero Rachel Engel (Littleton, Colo.) added 14 digs to lead all players.
Florida will face No. 6 Stanford in the second round at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Gaiter Athletic Center. The Cardinal defeated Jacksonville 3-0 in the first round. The match will be carried live on WRUF-AM 850 and on www.GatorZone.com
-- Courtesy Florida