Junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton recorded an NCAA personal-best 21 kills in leading No. 7 Florida to its 21st consecutive win and a spot in the second round of the NCAA Championship, sweeping Florida A&M 3-0 (30-18, 30-16, 30-26) Thursday.
Florida (29-2) moves on to face Arizona State (16-14) at 7 tonight for a chance to advance to the Gainesville Region on Dec. 8. The Sun Devils beat the College of Charleston 3-1 in the opening match.
The Gators hit a season-best .429 - the second-best hitting percentage for the Gators in an NCAA match in school history.
Tampa to host men's soccer final in 2008
Tampa will host the Division II men's soccer championship at Pepin Stadium on Dec. 5 and 7, 2008.
Other prominent college events heading here include the ACC men's basketball tournament (March 8-11, St. Pete Times Forum), first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games (2008, Times Forum) and the NCAA women's Final Four (2008, Times Forum).
MORE UT: After winning the Division II national championship in volleyball and finishing third in women's soccer, Tampa is in second place in the Division II Sports Academy Directors Cup. The standings rank teams on a point scale that currently includes all fall sports. With 219 points, Tampa is behind Grand Valley State's 300.
SAINT LEO: Julie Carusone has posted times that rank in the top 10 among Division II swimmers in 2006-07. Carusone swam the women's 200-meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 10.6 seconds, eighth-best. She swam the 100-meter breast stroke in 1:06.84, ninth-best this year.