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Lawrence reaches career milestone

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Lawrence reaches career milestone

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Arkansas senior Christina Lawrence became the 13th player in Razorback volleyball history to reach her career 1,000th kill Sunday as Arkansas faced No. 11 Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Lawrence needed two kills for 1,000 and finished with a Razorback-best nine. She hit .250 for Arkansas and had one dig while scoring nine points. Lawrence’s milestone kill brought the Razorbacks within one, 4-5, in the first set of the match. Despite Lawrence’s individual success, Arkansas (6-17, 3-10 SEC) struggled and lost the match to the Gators (19-2, 13-1 SEC) 15-25, 16-25, 11-25. Arkansas tallied just 24 kills and committed 21 hitting errors in the loss. Arkansas added six service errors and eight reception errors as passing was again a challenge for the Razorbacks. Sophomore Hillary McCormick tallied five kills while junior Kristin Seaton added four for the Razorbacks. Florida, meanwhile, hit .416 behind a 10-kill performance from Callie Rivers who hit .500. The Gators got eight kills from Colleen Ward and Lauren Bledsoe in the win. “We are so inconsistent right now,” said Arkansas head coach Robert Pulliza. “The things we are working on in practice have not carried over into the matches. We’re still playing hard but we’re just not seeing the success on the court.” Arkansas was true to its colors as again the Razorbacks played their opponent close for the early portion of each set. But Florida was able to pull away around the 15-point mark of each set, thanks, in part, to Arkansas’ unforced errors. Arkansas returns to Barnhill Arena Friday and Sunday hosting Tennessee and Kentucky. For more information about Arkansas volleyball, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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