Tigers Face No. 16 Kentucky Wednesday on the Road
BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (10-8, 4-4 SEC) faces another tough test this week, traveling to No. 16 Kentucky (13-5, 6-1 SEC) to face the Wildcats on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.
The match will air live on SEC Network with Sam Ravech and Missy Whittemore on the call. The match will also be available via live stats.
The Tigers claimed a four-set victory over Alabama on Friday but fell to No. 13 Florida on Sunday in three sets. Kentucky swept both of its opponents over the weekend against Tennessee and Alabama.
– vs. Kentucky: Kentucky owns a 41-24 recorded against the Tigers and has won the last six meetings. The last time the Tigers defeated the Wildcats was on Oct. 19, 2014 at Kentucky. That match is the last time the Tigers took down a ranked opponent.
>> Head coach Fran Flory, the winningest coach in LSU volleyball history, enters her 22nd. She owns an all-time record of 488-384.
>> The Tigers are picked to finish seventh in the league this year as voted on by the head coaches in the SEC. They currently sit in seventh of the league behind Texas A&M.
>> Taylor Bannister became the 23rd player in program history to reach 1,000 kills against Ole Miss on Oct. 6. She needed just 10 to reach the feat and finished the match with 19. She is the seventh player in program history to accomplish 1,000 kills in their junior season. She now has a total of 1,089 kills.
>> Bannister led the Tigers on Sunday against Florida, tallying 20 kills and 10 digs for her third career double-double and her second on the year.
>> Hill earned SEC Freshman of the Week after a great performance over the weekend. She had a career-high five aces against Alabama and had a career-high .393 hitting percentage. Against Florida, she had a career-high 18 digs. For the weekend, she tallied 21 kills for a .391 hitting percentage, to go along with 25 digs, three blocks and six aces. She averaged 3.00 kills per set, 3.57 digs per set, scoring 4.21 points per set.
>> Raigen Cianciulli led the Tigers in digs against the Tide, recording a season-high 28.
>> Rose, who earned SEC Setter of the Week last Monday, picked up her third-straight double-double against the Tide, tallying 40 assists and 10 digs. It was her seventh double-double on the year.
>> Among the league, LSU is third in opponent hitting percentage, holding their opponents to a .188 mark. The Tigers are third in blocks behind Florida, averaging 2.37 per set.
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