FOUR BITS: Soccer rolls; Volleyball wins; Swimming dominates; Tennis in finals

By Adam Silverstein
October 26, 2009

1 » Volleyball (16-3, 10-2 SEC) continues to roll through the SEC as the No. 10/11 Florida Gators swept the Ole Miss Rebels (8-14, 2-10 SEC) in straight sets (25-18, 25-13, 25-16) on Sunday in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Sophomore right-side/setter Kelly Murphy continues her stellar play and recorded a match-high 14 kills. Florida goes on the road to Tuscaloosa, AL, to square off against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.

2 » The No. 12 Florida soccer team (13-4-2, 7-1-2 SEC) defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks (8-6-4, 2-6-2 SEC) Sunday afternoon on the road at Razorback Field by a 1-0 margin. The victory puts Florida in first place in the conference heading into its final match of the regular season Friday, Oct. 30 against No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks.

3 » The Gators women’s swimming and diving team won the 2009 SMU Classic in Dallas, TX, on Saturday, finishing in first-place with 353 points ahead of the Louisville Cardinals, Wisconsin Badgers, Southern Methodist Perunas, Florida State Seminoles and Rice Owls. The rest of the team that did not compete in that event were also victorious on the weekend, taking down both Arkansas and the Kansas Jayhawks in double-dual on the road in Fayetteville, AK.


4 » On Sunday, Florida junior Alexandre Lacroix and redshirt senior Antoine Benneteau fought their way to the finals of the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championship. In the event hosted by the University of Georgia, the tennis doubles pairing defeated the Bulldogs’ team to move on to the finals against FSU’s Connor Smith and Vahid Mirzadeh at 10 a.m. on Monday. Should Lacroix and Benneteau win, they will go on to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at Yale University.

In other tennis news, University of Florida freshman Allie Will defeated Florida State’s Lauren McCreless 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the semifinal of the same tournament in women’s singles. Will faces off against Laura Vallverdu of the Miami Hurricanes for the right to play for the championship.

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