ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 20 Kentucky Volleyball crew gained two limited sets and ran absent with the 3rd as it picked up a 3- (27-25, 25-23, 25-17) sweep of Georgia in Athens on Wednesday evening inside of Stegeman Coliseum.
Reagan Rutherford had 17 kills on 28 swings with Adanna Rollins also logging double-figure kills with 14 kills on 33 swings as the Wildcats hit .290 for the match to choose up the gain.
Kentucky’s protection explained to the tale with Eleanor Beavin logging 12 digs to guide all Wildcats and Adanna Rollins picked up nonetheless one more double-double with 10 digs to go together with her 14 aforementioned kills in the match.
With Wednesday night’s consequence, Kentucky improves to 15-6 on the year and holds continual in a tie for to start with position in the Southeastern Meeting with Florida at 10-2 in SEC enjoy.
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For the initially 21 factors of the to start with set, there have been 18 sideouts and no workforce experienced far more than a one particular-place direct the total time. Immediately after a Georgia assistance mistake, Kentucky took an 11-10 guide and a kill from Reagan Rutherford followed by a speedy from Azhani Tealer gave British isles the 13-10 edge and the Bulldogs referred to as their very first timeout of the established. The a few-position was the 1st time all established a workforce experienced even a two-position direct in the opening body of motion. Pursuing Adanna Rollins’ fourth eliminate of the match and an Eleanor Beavin ace to bring UK’s direct to 17-13, the Bulldogs burned their last timeout of the established down 4, its major deficit of the match to that issue. Georgia then gained 3-straight details out of their timeout to pull in one particular at 17-16 and Kentucky identified as a halt to enjoy with its 1st timeout of the established. Georgia manufactured it six points in a row on a frantic engage in that gave the Bulldogs a 19-17 direct, its major lead of the match, and Kentucky called its second timeout. Kentucky then acquired to 23-21 just before UGA won a few points in a row to have set issue to start with. A sideout by Rutherford and an assault error gave British isles set stage at 25-24, but a support mistake evened issues again up at 25 all. Kentucky then following a sideout received a mammoth block from Azhani Tealer and Adanna Rollins to shut the set, 27-25 and take a 1- direct in the set. Kentucky strike above .300 for the set to just take the frame with 7 kills from Reagan Rutherford, the most of anyone for either staff in the set.
Kentucky won five of the very first 6 points in the next set, but it was Ga that took firm command of the next with a 6- run to possess a 7-5 guide and then a 3- operate later on to make points 12-9 in the Dawgs favor just before the Wildcats have been compelled into their 1st timeout. Uk was hitting just .125 in the established to that stage with only five kills on 16 swings and UGA was up more than .250 as a team with a three-level edge on the Wildcats. Kentucky climbed back into the established bit by bit with Georgia burning its initial timeout at 18-17 only primary by one just after what was a four-point direct a couple of times previously at 15-11, the biggest lead of the established for UGA. Following Kentucky took its very first lead due to the fact 5-4 at 19-18, the Bulldogs received a few details in a row and Kentucky stopped perform for a final allowable time, down 21-19 with UGA possessing received a trio of points on a run. An Audrey Whitworth provide and a destroy from Azhani Tealer brought the Wildcats again in entrance late in the set, supplying British isles a 22-21 lead and Ga burned its remaining timeout to consider and prevent a 3- Kentucky place-scoring operate. A Reagan Rutherford eliminate from the appropriate pin shut the established and Kentucky took a 2- guide with a 25-23 next-set earn. Uk rallied to strike .314 for the set with 17 kills on 35 swings and held UGA to a .238 share.
Kentucky’s Haley Melby registered her third eliminate of the match to put the Wildcats up 8-4 and that saw the Bulldogs connect with a timeout in the early going of the third. British isles then equivalent to the next set, dropped its level and the Bulldogs rallied to win 5 points in a row and took a 14-13 guide as Kentucky had to connect with its 1st timeout of the set all of the sudden down a position. UGA pulled absent to a 19-15 lead soon after 4-straight Kentucky attack mistakes and the Wildcats once again had to prevent and communicate with a timeout down 4, its most important deficit of the established. Out of the timeout, a destroy out of method by Rutherford and two aces brought the Wildcats again to stage phrases at 19-19 and Ga known as its ultimate timeout with United kingdom seizing late momentum. The run shut at 5- on Rutherford’s serve right after an mistake with Kentucky top 20-19, its initially lead because 13-12 of the established. Kentucky shut the match profitable 10 of the last 12 points and a service mistake by UGA closed out a sweep for Kentucky.
Kentucky’s upcoming match in 9 times away as the Wildcats will not play right up until Friday, Nov. 11 against Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi. The match commences at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will be televised stay on the SEC Network and the ESPN application.