Kentucky volleyball grabs seventh consecutive win


The Kentucky volleyball team huddles up before the start of a set during the game against Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky swept the first three sets to win the match. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

AJ Harris

The UK Volleyball team won its seventh game in a row Friday night, defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-12, 1-3 conf.) in three sets 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-13).

Kentucky earned its highest hitting percentage of the season (.537) and held Mississippi State to the lowest swinging percentage (.068) of any opponent all season.

Senior Brooke Morgan lead the team in kills, going nine-for-nine with three blocks and two digs.  Alli Stumler, freshman outside hitter, followed Morgan with eight kills on 12 total swings, and junior Leah Edmond tallied seven. Sophomore Madison Lilley lead with 26 assists on the night and tied Morgan with three blocks, while sophomore libero Gabby Curry totaled eight digs in the win.

“I was really pleased with our effort and how efficient we were all night,” head coach Craig Skinner said in a UK press release. “Our IQ of the game was evident tonight—there was no phase of the game we weren’t prepared to play. As a coaching staff, we’re pleased all around with the effort and the win.”

For the Bulldogs, Morgan Kath lead with 15 assists on the night. Deja Robinson lead with seven kills.

The next match-up for the No. 18 Cats is Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. against the Tennessee Volunteers in Lexington.