No. 20 Kentucky duo powers road win against Georgia

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ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 20 Kentucky Volleyball team received two tight sets and ran absent with the third as it picked up a 3- (27-25, 25-23, 25-17) sweep of Ga in Athens on Wednesday night inside of Stegeman Coliseum.

Reagan Rutherford experienced 17 kills on 28 swings with Adanna Rollins also logging double-figure kills with 14 kills on 33 swings as the Wildcats strike .290 for the match to select up the get.

Kentucky’s protection told the story with Eleanor Beavin logging 12 digs to direct all Wildcats and Adanna Rollins picked up but another double-double with 10 digs to go along with her 14 aforementioned kills in the match.

With Wednesday night’s result, Kentucky enhances to 15-6 on the year and retains steady in a tie for 1st position in the Southeastern Conference with Florida at 10-2 in SEC engage in.

Established 1

For the 1st 21 details of the very first established, there had been 18 sideouts and no group experienced much more than a 1-place guide the entire time. Immediately after a Georgia company mistake, Kentucky took an 11-10 lead and a destroy from Reagan Rutherford adopted by a quick from Azhani Tealer gave United kingdom the 13-10 edge and the Bulldogs termed their very first timeout of the established. The 3-issue was the initial time all established a crew experienced even a two-level guide in the opening frame of motion. Subsequent Adanna Rollins’ fourth kill of the match and an Eleanor Beavin ace to bring UK’s guide to 17-13, the Bulldogs burned their final timeout of the established down four, its most significant deficit of the match to that issue. Ga then received a few-straight details out of their timeout to pull within a single at 17-16 and Kentucky referred to as a halt to perform with its 1st timeout of the established. Georgia produced it 6 points in a row on a frantic perform that gave the Bulldogs a 19-17 lead, its largest guide of the match, and Kentucky called its next timeout. Kentucky then got to 23-21 before UGA received three details in a row to have set issue 1st. A sideout by Rutherford and an attack error gave United kingdom established position at 25-24, but a company mistake evened items back up at 25 all. Kentucky then following a sideout obtained a mammoth block from Azhani Tealer and Adanna Rollins to shut the set, 27-25 and consider a 1- direct in the established. Kentucky strike above .300 for the established to consider the frame with seven kills from Reagan Rutherford, the most of everyone for both workforce in the set.

Set Two

Kentucky received 5 of the 1st six details in the second established, but it was Ga that took organization command of the next with a 6- run to possess a 7-5 guide and then a 3- operate later on to make factors 12-9 in the Dawgs favor ahead of the Wildcats were pressured into their very first timeout. United kingdom was hitting just .125 in the established to that position with only 5 kills on 16 swings and UGA was up around .250 as a group with a three-issue edge on the Wildcats. Kentucky climbed again into the established slowly but surely with Ga burning its 1st timeout at 18-17 only major by just one right after what was a 4-point direct a few times before at 15-11, the most significant lead of the established for UGA. Just after Kentucky took its very first guide considering that 5-4 at 19-18, the Bulldogs won 3 details in a row and Kentucky stopped enjoy for a remaining allowable time, down 21-19 with UGA owning won a trio of factors on a run. An Audrey Whitworth serve and a get rid of from Azhani Tealer introduced the Wildcats back again in entrance late in the established, giving United kingdom a 22-21 direct and Ga burned its remaining timeout to attempt and cease a 3- Kentucky point-scoring operate. A Reagan Rutherford kill from the proper pin closed the set and Kentucky took a 2- guide with a 25-23 next-set acquire. Uk rallied to hit .314 for the set with 17 kills on 35 swings and held UGA to a .238 percentage.

Established Three

Kentucky’s Haley Melby registered her 3rd kill of the match to set the Wildcats up 8-4 and that observed the Bulldogs simply call a timeout in the early heading of the 3rd. British isles then very similar to the 2nd set, dropped its amount and the Bulldogs rallied to gain 5 points in a row and took a 14-13 direct as Kentucky experienced to phone its initially timeout of the established all of the sudden down a issue. UGA pulled absent to a 19-15 lead just after four-straight Kentucky attack problems and the Wildcats again experienced to halt and discuss with a timeout down four, its biggest deficit of the set. Out of the timeout, a kill out of procedure by Rutherford and two aces brought the Wildcats again to amount phrases at 19-19 and Ga termed its ultimate timeout with British isles seizing late momentum. The run closed at 5- on Rutherford’s serve soon after an mistake with Kentucky leading 20-19, its 1st guide due to the fact 13-12 of the set. Kentucky closed the match profitable 10 of the remaining 12 factors and a company error by UGA closed out a sweep for Kentucky.

Up Up coming

Kentucky’s upcoming match in 9 times absent as the Wildcats will not likely enjoy until eventually Friday, Nov. 11 in opposition to Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi. The match commences at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will be televised dwell on the SEC Community and the ESPN application.