The Kentucky volleyball team is headed to the Elite Eight.
In a late-night blowout performance against Western Kentucky in the Sweet 16, the No. 2 overall seed Wildcats took home a 3-0 sweep (25-20, 25-16, 25-10) to advance to the Elite Eight on Monday.
Going into the match, the Hilltoppers were undefeated on the year and had dropped just six total sets all season, earning them a spot in the final regular season AVCA Coaches Poll at No. 18 overall. Kentucky outside hitter Alli Stumler was simply too much to handle for WKU, finishing with 17 kills and an impressive hit rate of .483. Madi Skinner also added 11 kills, followed by Azhani Tealer with eight kills and Avery Skinner with seven. Standout setter Madison Lilley finished with 38 assists, a team-high nine digs and two kills, while Gabby Curry added seven digs, as well.
Check out some of the top highlights from the victory:
Goodnight or Good Morning?
All the best points from our late-night win! pic.twitter.com/cLI6eoi2VL
— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) April 19, 2021
With the win, Kentucky will take on No. 7 Purdue roughly 45 minutes following the 6:30 p.m. ET match on Monday evening with a spot in the Final Four on the line. The match will be televised on ESPNU.
— NCAA Women's Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) April 19, 2021
Just three more victories.