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Kentucky volleyball sweeps Purdue, moves on to Sweet 16


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Following yet another dominant performance, the Kentucky volleyball team is moving on to the next round of the NCAA Tournament.

In their Round of 32 appearance, the Wildcats swept the Purdue Boilermakers 3-0 to move on to the Sweet 16.

Kentucky won set one 25-20, set two 25-21, and set three with a whopping 25-14 closeout performance. This is the team’s second-consecutive sweep in the tournament, also shutting out Murray State in the first round last night.

Star outside hitter Leah Edmond led the way with 13 kills, followed by Brooke Morgan with 12. Gabby Curry finished with a team-high 18 digs, with Alli Stumler also adding 15. Setter Madison Lilley contributed 37 assists and five digs.

In the last home match of the season, the Big Blue Nation absolutely did their part to fill up Memorial Coliseum and give the Cats a massive home-field advantage:

Here was the pregame hype video:

Kentucky will take on the defending national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers, the team that knocked them out of the tournament last season, in the Sweet Sixteen next Friday, December 7.

We’ll miss the Volleyball Cats at Memorial the rest of the way, but we’re looking forward to meeting back up there to hang a championship banner here in a couple weeks.

Go Cats!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 responses to “Kentucky volleyball sweeps Purdue, moves on to Sweet 16”

  1. J-Dub421

    Go Cats!!

    1. UKandoit

      This team has been so dominating for several weeks. Hope you can continue it 4 more matches. Go to Nebraska and pay them back.

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Nice!

  3. RealCatsFan

    Not thrilled about our draw of having to travel to play Nebraska at their place. They are the real deal – defending national champion. If we can get past them, the sky’s the limit! Very proud of all the ladies from our home state playing in these games. UK has several on their squad, Purdue’s libero is from Jeffersonville right across the river, and Nebraska’s outstanding libero Kenzie Maloney is from Louisville. A lot of people don’t realize it, but our state is pretty well known nationally for producing talented Volleyball players. Go Cats!