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Volleyball Suffers Sweep at No. 3 Kentucky

Volleyball Suffers Sweep at No. 3 Kentucky

LEXINGTON Ky. – LSU’s (5-11) volleyball team was swept by No. 3 Kentucky (14-0) on Saturday night in Memorial Coliseum. 

Kentucky took the first set, 25-13. LSU fought hard in the second set, but Kentucky eventually won it, 25-19. Kentucky won the third set, 25-22, and won the match. 

The Tigers will look to bounce back as they return to Baton Rouge on March 13 and 14 to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in the PMAC. Both matches are set to begin at 1 p.m.

Taylor Bannister led the Tigers in kills, finishing with 14 for the match. Her performance was good enough to move her up to No. 4 on LSU’s all-time kills list, passing Detra Brown. Bannister now has 1,517 kills in her LSU career. 

Jill Bohnet and Karli Rose led the team in digs, finishing with 11 and 10, respectively. Rose also led the team in assists, finishing with 25 for the night. 

Kentucky outhit LSU for the match, finishing with a .387 hitting percentage as compared to the Tigers’ .149 percentage.   

Set 1 

  • Kentucky scored the first points of the match, quickly taking a quick 4-1 lead over LSU.
  • The Tigers clawed back after a kill from Bannister and a Wildcat attack error. Kentucky led 7-4. 
  • The teams traded points, but Kentucky held its lead over LSU. The Wildcats led the Tigers 12-6, forcing LSU to call a timeout. 
  • Out of the timeout, Kentucky continued its scoring, stretching the lead to eight. The Wildcats led 18-9, forcing the Tigers to call another timeout. 
  • LSU struggled offensively, and Kentucky won the set, 25-13. 

Set 2 

  • The Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead, but the Tigers tied it up. 
  • Both teams traded points and the score was tied at four early in the set.  
  • Kills by Dylan Mayberry and Allee Morris tied LSU up at 10 with Kentucky. 
  • Kentucky went on a 5-1 scoring run going into the media timeout. The Wildcats led the Tigers 15-11. 
  • LSU used a 3-0 scoring run with kills by Paige Flickinger and Bannister to cut Kentucky’s lead to two. The Wildcats led 20-18.
  • Kentucky extended its lead to 22-18, prompting LSU to call a timeout. 
  • Despite a hard-fought set by LSU, Kentucky won the second set, 25-19. 

Set 3 

  • Kentucky quickly jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but LSU managed to tie it up. 
  • Back-to-back kills by Karli Rose and Bannister had the Tigers evening it up at five against the Wildcats. 
  • The Wildcats used a 4-0 scoring run to take a 12-6 lead over the Tigers. LSU preceded to call a timeout. 
  • LSU went on a 10-6 scoring run to pull within two. Kentucky led 18-16. 
  • Kentucky held its lead over LSU and was up 22-19 as the Tigers called a timeout.
  • An ace by Flickinger pulled the Tigers within one, tailing Kentucky 23-22. 
  • Kentucky eventually won the third set, 25-22.