Tigers Face Tough Test Sunday Against No. 13 Florida
BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (10-7, 4-3 SEC) faces a tough test on Sunday, playing host to No. 13 Florida (14-3, 5-1 SEC) at 1 p.m. inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The match will stream live on SEC Network+ with Lyn Rollins and five-time Olympian Danielle Scott on the call. The match will also be available via live stats.
The Tigers are coming off a four-set victory over Alabama on Friday, while Florida is tied for second in the league after a straight-set win over South Carolina on Wednesday.
– vs. Florida: The Gators own a 45-14 all-time record against the Tigers. The last time LSU defeated the Gators was at Florida on Nov. 13, 2009. The Tigers also defeated the Gators at home that season on Oct. 11, 2009.
>> Head coach Fran Flory, the winningest coach in LSU volleyball history, enters her 22nd. She owns an all-time record of 488-383.
>> Taylor Bannister became the 23rd player in program history to reach 1,000 kills against Ole Miss on Oct. 6. She needed just 10 to reach the feat and finished the match with 19. She is the seventh player in program history to accomplish 1,000 kills in their junior season. She now has a total of 1,069 kills.
>> Raigen Cianciulli led the Tigers in digs against the Tide, recording a season-high 28.
>> Karli Rose, who earned SEC Setter of the Week on Monday, picked up her third-straight double-double against the Tide, tallying 40 assists and 10 digs. It was her seventh double-double on the year.
>> Whitney Foreman added seven kills against Alabama, hitting .357 to go along with four blocks.
>> Allee Morris, who had a big weekend last week, tallied five kills and added four blocks, including one solo.
>> Against the Vols last weekend, Morris recorded a career-high nine blocks and career-high 13 kills. It was the first time a Tiger recorded seven or more blocks since last season. She finished the weekend with a total of 14 blocks and 16 kills, averaging 1.40 blocks per set.
>> Among the league, LSU is fourth in opponent hitting percentage, holding their opponents to a .183 mark. The Tigers are second in blocks behind Florida, averaging 2.45 per set.
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