UK Volleyball Hosts Morehead State
The Kentucky volleyball team will look to rebound from a tough loss to Wright State as it faces in-state foe Morehead State on Tuesday. Former Kentucky assistant Jaime Gordon brings his Eagles to Lexington for the first time since leaving the Wildcats after the 2002 season. Opening serve is slated for 7 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum.
The Wildcats (4-2) split a pair of home matches this past weekend, defeating Eastern Illinois, 3-0, and falling to Wright State, 3-2. Kentucky was led by senior outside hitter Danielle Wallace, who tied her career high with 27 kills, and freshman Queen Nzenwa, who added 20 in the loss to the Raiders.
Wallace leads the Cats with a squad-best 4.55 kills per game, while Nzenwa is hitting a team-high .405 on the season. Senior setter Leigh Marcum is dishing out 12.32 assists per game, while junior Jenni Casper heads the UK defensive effort with 3.85 digs per game.
Morehead State (4-6) is coached by Gordon, who is in his third season as the Eaglesí head coach. MSU, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, went 1-2 in tournament action at the Charleston Blue-Green Classic this past weekend. The Eagles defeated Coppin State before falling to Marshall and West Virginia.
Kentucky leads the all-time series with Morehead State 20-7 and the Cats have won the past 17 meetings between the two schools. The Wildcats are 10-3 vs. the Eagles when playing in Lexington. The two squads last faced one another Nov. 7, 2002, when the Cats swept MSU 3-0 in Memorial Coliseum.
Single-game tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for senior citizens and youth ages 6-18.