No. 20 Wildcats Set for Rematch with No. 17 Florida
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 20th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats return home on Sunday for a rematch with the No. 17 Florida Gators at 1 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Last time the two sides faced off, Kentucky left Gainesville, Fla. with a 3-1 upset following a career day from freshman Brooke Morgan. The match is set for national broadcast on the SEC Network, with Cara Capuano and Jenny Hazelwood calling the match.
Last time out, the Wildcats faced a tough road test, battling all five sets to take down a pesky Auburn team, 3-2. The Wildcats relied on an impressive defensive effort once again to earn the five-set win. The team registered 93 digs and 17 blocks – both season highs - to hold the Tigers to .144 hitting. Sophomores Ashley Dusek and Emily Franklin both contributed heavily to the effort with career nights. Dusek logged a career-best 40 digs during the night, setting a new program record for digs in a match. The record was set 22 years ago when Ann Hall logged 39 against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Oct. 22, 1993. Franklin had a career night with 10 blocks – including two solo stops. The Mesa, Ariz. Native also added nine kills and four digs.
|#20 Kentucky vs. #17 Florida|
|Sun., Oct. 18 - 1 p.m.
Match Notes: UK |