<span style="color:#f3f;">Kentucky Hosts Alabama in 'Dig for the Cure' Match</span>
Oct. 8, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky volleyball team is set to host Alabama Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET in the "Dig for the Cure" match.
|Kentucky vs. Alabama
Sun., Oct. 9 - 1:30 p.m. ET
UK Match Notes
There will be $1 admission for fans wearing pinks. The Wildcats will don `Dig for the Cure' t-shirts during warm-ups and will be available for sale for $10 with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research, treatment and education at the Markey Cancer Center. Donations will also be accepted.
Kentucky captured a 3-1 victory over visiting Ole Miss Friday night. UK had a balanced offensive attack with junior Ashley Frazierleading the way with 14 kills. UK is a perfect 14-0 this season when Frazier reaches double-figures.
The Wildcats have won 13 of its last 14 matches, including four consecutive victories in conference action and own a 15-3 overall mark. The Wildcats are 6-1 in Southeastern Conference action.
Kentucky's defensive effort strung together 47 digs and combined for 11.5 blocks in the win over the Rebels. Junior libero Stephanie Klefot posted a match-high 19 digs to lead the back line, while senior Becky Pavan steered the way up front with five block assists. The reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Whitney Billings, added nine scoops and a trio of blocks.
After dropping a three-set match to Tennessee Friday, Alabama enters the matchup with a 9-9 overall record and a 2-5 clip in league play.
The Crimson Tide are led by All-SEC player Kayla Fritterer's 4.24 kills per set on a .244 hitting percentage. The Tide toss down 12.73 kills per set as a unit and pick up 16.10 scoops per stanza, led by 3.30 from Cristina Arenas.
Kentucky has a 22-13 overall record against Alabama, with a 7-4 mark under Craig Skinner. The two teams split their matchups a season ago with each home team capturing the win.
Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 9-10. UK is one of four sites selected for Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas, from the Lexington Region.
Opening night matches are scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m. ET. Saturday's finals is set for a 4:30 p.m. ET first serve.
Tickets are now on sale through the UK Ticket Office. All-Session Tickets are reserved for all ages at $14. General Admission tickets for adults are priced at $12 and students or seniors' general admission is slated for $8.
Single session tickets are priced at $8 for reserved for all ages. General admission for adults is priced at $7, with students and seniors priced at $5. Youth single session tickets are $4.
For tickets or more information feel free to call, 1-800-928-CATS.
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