Volleyball falls in first round of NCAA Tournament

The UK volleyball team’s 2007 season came to an end Friday when the Cats fell to Michigan State 3-0 (30-28, 30-23, 30-27) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio.

Senior middle blocker Nicole Britenriker led the way for UK, recording a team-high 12 kills, eight digs and .455 hitting percentage. Britenriker tallied double-digit kills in each of the Cats’ 32 matches this season.

Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Bartek finished the contest with 10 kills for her 13th double-digit kill performance of the season.

UK finished its season with a 22-10 record, notching 20-plus wins for the first time since 1993 and making the NCAA Tournament for a school-record third consecutive year.

Women’s swimming and diving wins dual meet against Indiana

The UK women’s swimming and diving team earned a 164-134 dual meet victory against Indiana on Friday at UK’s Lancaster Aquatic Center. The victory was the team’s first against Indiana since the 1999-2000 season.

Heather and Jenny Bradford each contributed two-win performances in the Lady Cats’ victory.

Senior diver Kari Retrum won first place on the 1-meter board, which was held Thursday afternoon, after posting a season-high score of 293.03, and also claimed second place on the 3-meter board. Freshman Jessie Snowden finished first on the 3-meter board and second on the 1-meter board.

The UK men were defeated by Indiana 186-114.

Freshman Stephen Andrews posted career-best scores on his way to winning first place in the 1-meter board and 3-meter board diving competitions. The Cats also took first place in the 200-meter relay with a time of 1:29.81, the team’s best of the season.