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UK Volleyball starts conference play tonight

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(H/t Regina Rickert)

The #18 UK Women’s Volleyball team opens its SEC competition tonight at Auburn at 8 p.m.

The girls started the season 8-3 in non-conference matches. They went 6-1 at home, 2-0 on the road and 0-2 in neutral site contests. The Cat’s conference schedule includes 18 conference matches, with nine being held in Lexington. The girls are predicted to finish in second place in the SEC.

 

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Getting to know Auburn

Auburn is currently 9-3 on the year, including a win over No. 10 Nebraska in their second match of the season.  Their three losses came from matches against Green Bay, Notre Dame, and Florida State. While the team has a strong non-conference record, Auburn has lost two straight matches. Auburn also does not have a strong home court record, as two of their three losses have been at home.

The Tigers are coached by Rick Nold who is in his third season. Last season his team finished with a 17-13 record. The Tigers are led by seior Katherine Cutwell who has racked up 117 kills with a .382 hitting clip and 42 blocks so far. Senior Chelsea Wintzinger is at her heels with 279 assists and 12 service aces.

The team headed to Alabama yesterday evening. Apparently they are staying at a pretty relaxing place according to Coach Skinner’s Twitter.

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After a relaxing morning the girls got a quick walkthrough practice in and of course couldn’t leave the court without a team picture….sort of.

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Once again, the match is at 8 and you can listen to live audio of the match and see live stats on UKAthletics.com. The girls will face Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Sunday before heading back to Lexington to take on Ole Miss and Tennessee at Memorial Coliseum late next week.

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Article written by Courtney Hessler

Ashley Judd is my spirit animal. Follow me on twitter at: @Hessler_KSR