* Florida jumped out to the early three-point advantage at the 7-4 mark in the first set, but the Wildcats continued to chip away, eventually tying the frame at 9-9. The teams began trading points until Kentucky put together a two-point run to take its first lead of the set at 15-14. The Wildcats built on their lead out of the media timeout, forcing Florida to call a timeout at 17-14. UF pulled to within one at 21-20, but Kentucky closed out the set on a 4-0 run to win 25-20. * Forte posted a team-high four kills in the set, while Ceasar and Dooley added three apiece. * Kentucky never trailed in the second set, grabbing the early 11-5 lead. Florida went on a 5-0 run to pull within one at 11-10, but the Wildcats were able to create distance again, going ahead 22-17 late. The Gators got within four at 22-18, but Kentucky went on a 3-0 run to clinch the set. * Forte and Carlton each tallied three kills in the frame, while Monserez added two. * The third set started as a back-and-forth battle between the two squads, until Kentucky was able to string together a 6-3 run to grab the 13-9 advantage. The Gators battled back to tie the frame at 14-14 and again at 17-17, but the Wildcats’ momentum led them to a 25-21 victory to clinch the match. * Hall recorded six of her nine kills in the final frame, while Forte and Carlton each tallied three apiece.
* The Gators honored Holly Carlton, Paige Hammons, Darrielle King, and Mia Sokolowski prior to the match for Senior Day * Florida is now 52-17 against Kentucky in the all-time series, including a 50-10 record under Mary Wise * Florida is now 11-9 against Kentucky when both teams are ranked in the AVCA Top-25 * UF is now 2-2 against UK when both teams are ranked in the AVCA Top-10 * The Gators drop to 36-8 in three-set matches against the Wildcats
* The Gators head to Texas A&M for a two-match series beginning on March 24 * Both matches are slated for 7 p.m. ET and will air on the SEC Network +