Gators volleyball advances to NCAA second round

By Adam Silverstein
December 4, 2009

Recording their highest hitting percentage in an NCAA Tournament match in school history (.476), the 16 overall seed No. 14/15 Florida Gators (24-5) defeated the College of Charleston Cougars (18-13) 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-18) in first round action at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Thursday. Five Florida players hit .400 or better in the match, and the team as a whole out-blocked College of Charleston 6.0-3.0. The Gators have advanced to the second round where they will face the Florida International Golden Panthers (32-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the O’Dome. FIU is the Sun Belt Conference regular-season champion.

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