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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Senior volleyball player Merideth Jewell bumps the ball to a setter during UK Volleyball Media Day on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK volleyball more edgy than in years past

August 15, 2018

Between a vicious attacking offense and a defense that came up with many blocks, last year’s UK volleyball team was one of the more fun teams to watch in the program’s history. While the Cats hope...

Kentucky celebrates the game winning point during the match against BYU on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

UK advances to Elite 8 after completing another comeback

Keyera Jackson December 8, 2017

After being down 2-1 to BYU, Kentucky volleyball forced a fourth set, then rallied in a fifth set win that advanced the team to the Elite 8.The match started with a serve by BYU, and it was a battle for...

Senior Kaz Brown and Sophomore Leah Edmond practice their moves on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky in preparation for for Kentuckys match against Brigham Young University. Photo By Genna Melendez | Staff

Newly crowned All-Southeast Regional winners set for Sweet 16

Keyera Jackson December 7, 2017

On Dec. 8, No. 4 seeded UK volleyball will face No. 13 seeded BYU for a trip to the Elite Eight.When the Cats take the court, they’ll have five players who earned All-Southeast Region honors on their...

Ashley Dusek makes a diving save during the match against Florida on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky lost 3-0. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

UK volleyball hosts Ole Miss on Senior Day

Keyera Jackson November 19, 2017

No. 6 Kentucky will take on Ole Miss on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum and this match will close home regular season play for the Cats, and it will also be senior day for UK’s five seniors. UK has five...

Emily Franklin & Darian Mack attempt to block a spike during the match against Texas A&M on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 3-0. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

UK volleyball gets back on track with a win over South Carolina

Keyera Jackson November 5, 2017

After falling to conference-foe Florida on Wednesday, the UK volleyball team hosted the South Carolina Gamecocks attempting to get back on track. The Cats kept their composure after losing the first set...

Leah Edmond spikes the ball during the match against Florida on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky lost 3-0. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Cats fall to the Gators to end 14-game winning streak

Keyera Jackson November 1, 2017

On Wednesday evening, UK volleyball was on the wrong end of the anticipated rematch between the Cats and the Florida Gators, as they lost their winning streak after a 3-0 loss to the Gators.As a team,...

Madison Lilley celebrates a point.

UK volleyball earns first conference game win over Missouri

Keyera Jackson September 21, 2017

On Tuesday night, Kentucky volleyball opened their SEC schedule with a win over Missouri in a 3-1 match (19-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19).The first set was a close one as Kentucky stayed within reach of the...

Madison Lilley celebrates a point.

UK volleyball wins fourth straight to finish non-conference play

AJ Harris September 17, 2017

On Saturday evening, the UK volleyball team won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Kennesaw State Owls in four sets 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-15, 25-19).The Cats came out with great intensity on the...

Avery Skinner spikes the ball

UK volleyball sweeps Louisville in Battle of the Bluegrass

Keyera Jackson September 15, 2017

On Friday evening the UK volleyball team earned their fourth straight win over the Louisville Cardinals in a 3-0 sweep (25-20, 26-24, 25-11).The Cats’ teamwork and ability to be effective on both ends...

Emily Franklin serves during the UK Womens Volleyball game against Arkansas State at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, KY on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. The Cats won 3 to 0. Adam Sherberg | Staff

UK volleyball withstands challenge from Marquette to win match

Keyera Jackson September 11, 2017

On Sunday afternoon, UK volleyball defeated Marquette Golden Eagles in a close four-set match (25-23, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23), which extended their record to 7-2. Offensively, Kentucky’s hot-hitting hand...

Kaz Brown awaits the ball during the UK Womens Volleyball game against Arkansas State at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, KY on Friday, August 25, 2017. The Cats won 3 to 0. Adam Sherberg | Staff

Creighton hands UK volleyball their first loss of the season

Keyera Jackson September 2, 2017

Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska for the Bluejay Invitational, the No. 13 UK volleyball team lost their first match of the season, falling to No. 7 Creighton 3-0. Despite the sweep, the Cats were not easily...

The UK Womens Volleyball team plays a point during the UK Womens Volleyball game against Arkansas State at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, KY on Friday, August 25, 2017. The Cats won 3 to 0. Adam Sherberg | Staff

UK completes Bluegrass Battle with sweep over Cincinnati

Keyera Jackson August 26, 2017

The UK women’s volleyball team continued their great start to the season on Saturday by sweeping Cincinnati 3-0.The victory meant that the Cats won the Bluegrass Battle, finishing the tournament record...

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