Volleyball Swept at No. 3 Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. – LSU Volleyball was swept by No. 3 Kentucky Friday evening in the Memorial Coliseum.
Kentucky won all three sets 25-12, 25-17 and 25-17. LSU and Kentucky will be back in action once again Saturday night on the SECN+ with first serve set for 6 p.m. CT.
Despite hitting over 50 points higher than its season average, LSU was outhit by Kentucky, .463-.258. Kentucky only had seven errors.
With 11 kills in the match, Taylor Bannister moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 on LSU’s all-time kills list, passing Marina Skender. Bannister now has 1,503 career kills. She needs two more kills to pass Detra Brown and move to No. 4 on the list.
Azhani Tealer for Kentucky had 14 kills on 16 attempts with just one error, hitting .812. Alli Stumler added 19 kills while hitting .529. Gabby Curry. Madison Lilley paced the match with 43 assists.
- Kentucky started the match on a 5-0 run before Hannah Brister was able get the Tigers on the board with a kill
- After a kill by Paige Flickinger to LSU two straight points Kentucky went on a 3-0 run, forcing LSU to take its first timeout with the Wildcats in the lead, 8-2.
- Out of the timeout, Kentucky kept its run going with another kill before Flickinger was able to get a kill for herself to end the run
- After the two teams traded some points before Kentucky went on another run, this time of four points to give the Wildcats a 10-point, 15-5 lead.
- LSU could not put together any runs and after a 3-0 Kentucky run to bring the score to 22-10, the Wildcats went on to close the first set, 25-12
- LSU got off to a better start with kills right off the bat by Whitney Foreman and Bannister, but Kentucky kept it close, 5-5.
- Tied at six, Kentucky went on a 4-0 run, forcing LSU to take a timeout.
- The teams traded points as LSU kept within four with Kentucky in the lead, 14-10.
- Trailing 15-11, LSU went on a 3-0 run as Kentucky took its first timeout.
- LSU was forced to call a quick timeout though when Kentucky took a 19-15 lead.
- LSU was unable to close the gap as Kentucky won the set, 25-17.
- The Wildcats were outhitting the Tigers .462-.246 through two sets and Azhani Tealer of Kentucky had 11 kills on 12 attacks with no errors
- LSU and Kentucky traded points back and forth as the set was tied a five after 10 serves.
- Kentucky scored consecutive points, but LSU responded and eventually tied it back at eight.
- Kentucky led by two at the media timeout, 15-13.
- After a Kentucky 3-0 run that made it 21-15, LSU called timeout.
- Kentucky kept its run going out of the timeout and ultimately closed the set, 25-17.