No. 24 Wildcats to Host Georgia Wednesday
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 24 Kentucky Wildcats volleyball team will look to take its second straight victory on Wednesday evening, when the Blue and White host Southeastern Conference foe Georgia in Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m.
Head coach Craig Skinner’s team can earn their 20th win of the season with a victory against the Bulldogs. If the Wildcats earn the win, it will be the eighth time in nine seasons in which the team has tallied 20 or more victories.
The two sides last met on Nov. 5, when the Wildcats took care of business, taking a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-15) road victory from the Georgia Bulldogs in Stegeman Coliseum. The Wildcats executed on offense, hitting at a .337 clip over the course of the match, highlighted by a red-hot .536 during the second set. Ten Wildcats registered points during the match with five accounting for five or more kills.
|#24 Kentucky vs. Georgia|
|Wed., Nov. 25 - 7:00 p.m.|
Match Notes: UK |UGA
Brown on Track for Record Season
With Kentucky looking towards the final stretch of the season, sophomore Kaz Brown has the ability to make the 2015 season one of the greatest indiviudal blocking performances in Kentucky history. Brown averages 1.56 blocks per set, and with a minimum of six sets left to play, she is on track to end the season with at least 150 block assists, which would rank as the second most single-season block assists for UK all-time. Brown currently holds the single-season record for total blocks during the 25-point rally scoring era with 158 so far. With five block assists against LSU on Nov. 22, Brown claimed second on the leader board with 141 block assists so far this season.
Season Block Assists
1. Queen Nzenwa - 174 (2007)
2. Kaz Brown - 141 (2015)
3. Queen Nzenwa - 137 (2006)
Dusek in Arms Reach of Season Record
Much like her classmate Kaz Brown, sophomore Ashley Dusek is also on track for one of the best single-season digging performances in UK history. The sophomore is averaging 4.98 digs per set, and with a minimum of six sets remaining is on pace to finish the season with at least 533 digs, which would rank fifth all-time. With 11 digs in her match at LSU, Dusek climbed to eighth all-time with 503 digs in the 2015 campaign.
Season Digs1. Stephanie Klefot - 608 (2011)
7. Stephanie Klefot - 517 (2010)
8. Ashley Dusek - 503 (2015)
9. Ann Hall - 498 (1993)