Razorbacks sweep No. 19 Florida on the road

Arkansas’ Jillian Gillen (10) celebrates a point Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2023, with Sania Petties (3), Zoi Evans (44) and Taylor Head (7) during play against Wisconsin in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

The Arkansas volleyball team came into Sunday’s SEC match with a 3-50 all-time record against Florida and without a win in the series on the road. 

But the No. 10 Razorbacks changed that.

Arkansas swept No. 19 Florida 25-19, 25-20, 25-23 and darted one-half game ahead of Kentucky, which had an open date Sunday, atop the SEC standings. 

The Razorbacks (20-3, 10-1 SEC) lead the league as the Wildcats remain 9-1.

Jill Gillen and Maggie Cartwright shared match honors with 12 kills apiece for Arkansas, while Taylor Head chipped in 10. Setter Hannah Hogue registered a double-double with 31 assists and a team-best 10 digs for the Razorbacks. 

Middle blocker Zoi Evans added five blocks, while Courtney Jackson served up three aces.

Arkansas closes a five-match road stretch at Georgia on Wednesday, then returns to Barnhill Arena on Nov. 5 to host Mississippi State in a 3 p.m. match.