Volleyball Back in Action Sunday Hosting Arkansas
Sept. 26, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. - After the most impressive offensive performance of the season in a 3-0 sweep of Ole Miss Friday night, Kentucky is set to welcome Arkansas to Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.
The match is the second of six matches set for live television broadcast for the season. Last week, UK handed LSU a 3-0 sweep in Baton Rouge on ESPNU. Dick Gabriel and former Kentucky coach Kathy DeBoer will be on the call. Match time is set for a 1:38 p.m. start on CWKYT - Lexington Channel 5.
Kentucky used a season-best .420 attack percentage to take down Ole Miss in front of the season's largest crowd at Memorial Coliseum Friday. Junior Sarah Mendoza led the way with 16 kills on an impressive .500 hitting percentage. Three Wildcats hit over .400 for the match including Mendoza, sophomore Gretchen Giesler and junior Lauren Rapp.
Senior BriAnne Sauer paced the back row effort with 16 kills--the second consecutive match she has tallied 16 digs in a three-set match. Senior Sarah Rumely continued to distribute the ball effectively as seven Wildcats registered a kill with five posting six or more.
Arkansas was in action Friday night in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee swept the Razorbacks 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 26-24) despite a late charge by Arkansas. The Razorbacks post 12.68 kills per set and 2.19 blocks. Jasmine Nortan leads the squad with 3.47 kills per frame. Phoebe Bautista leads the back row with 3.98 scoops a stanza.
The Razorbacks are coached by former UK assistant Robert Pulliza.
Live stats, Extreme Access video feed and a live blog will all be available as the match is happening at UKathletics.com. Following the conclusion of the match a complete recap will be provided by Kentucky's official website.
Promotions for the Arkansas Match