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UK Volleyball comes back to advance to Elite Eight

Congratulations to the UK Volleyball team, which just came back to beat BYU in five sets to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Tomorrow at 4 p.m., they’ll face the winner of Colorado/Nebraska, which is about to get underway at Memorial Coliseum.

After going down two sets to one, the ladies stormed back to force a fifth set, which they dominated. Sophomore Leah Edmond was unbelievable, keeping the Cats in it with a team-high 21 kills. Here’s match point:

And the celebration afterwards:

Check out Stephen Johnson’s video of the football team watching the match from the training facility:

And Craig Skinner in the locker room afterwards:

Comeback Cats indeed.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 responses to “UK Volleyball comes back to advance to Elite Eight”

  1. RealCatsFan

    Getting my tickets for tomorrow’s match right now. BBN, we need to show up for this match – this is BIG TIME for these ladies. No football or basketball games to compete with it – this is the only show in town. These are big time athletes and the matches are fast paced and fun to watch. GO CATS!

  2. Bull Filmer


  3. UKBlue1982

    So fun to watch UK sports where you get a genuine thrill when they win. I admit to being spoiled with basketball to the point that only banners excite me. Shame on me for that, but it’s the honest truth. To win an elimination baseball game after a two hour rain delay, to win a volleyball match after being down 2 sets to nothing. Those are the ” til the battle is won” moments that make me swell with pride. Go Cats

  4. RealCatsFan

    It is really cool to see the members of the football team supporting their fellow athletes in other sports. Give me a really good feeling.

  5. J-Dub421

    Way to go Cats!!!!

  6. JTHinton

    I’ve kept up w/ VB but what’s up with the day games. Shouldn’t be a Friday afternoon w/ finals coming up, just saying.

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  8. Eazy

    Awesome! We have better crowds for volleyball than UL does for basketball! Thought UK only cared about basketball. Lol

  9. Alleykat16

    What a great win for this program and love that the football team was really into it congrats to the ladies and the coaches its really get downy to the nitty gritty now watching you ladies is so fun #GO BIG BLUE #BBN

  10. runningunnin.454

    Win it…….ALL!

  11. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Yep, the football team video was very cool. Way to go ladies!!!

  12. sincitycat

    We take on Nebraska…I was hoping to play Colorado since I live about ten miles from the Boulder campus so I could talk smack to the Buffalo “fans”.

    1. jpgfile

      Talk it anyway!

  13. jpgfile

    LOVE to see the support from the football team! Don’t love the f-bomb at the 0:15 mark, or else I could show my young kids how teams support each other! Go Big Blue

  14. sincitycat

    I doubt the Colorado “fans” even know they have (had) a team in the tournament. But they hate Nebraska because of the way the Cornhuskers have abused them in football. I will remind them that Nebraska also has their number in volleyball. Go Big Blue!!!