LEXINGTON, Ky. – Paced on protection by freshman Riah Walker and senior libero Gabby Curry, the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats raced previous the Auburn Tigers Three-Zero (25-12, 25-19, 25-15) on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.
With the win, Kentucky improves to an ideal 6-Zero within the abbreviated fall season and finishes off an ideal Four-Zero fall inside Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.
Each Curry and Walker had 10 digs on Sunday, as Kentucky held Auburn to only .112 hitting on the evening as a staff, and solely 29 kills within the match as a staff.
Kentucky hit .371 as a staff, with Alli Stumler recording 18 kills within the match on .515 hitting with 12 digs, as she tallied her second double-double in as many nights in opposition to the Tigers. Stumler led all UK gamers with 12 digs, as Madison Lilly continued her torrid begin to the yr with 36 assists within the match to associate with eight digs and a trio of kills.
The 2020-21 fall season will come to a conclusion for Kentucky subsequent week because the Wildcats journey south to Starkville, Mississippi. UK will play at Mississippi State on Thursday and Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET, with each video games proven reside on the SEC Community.
Kentucky raced out to an early Four-1 lead inside the primary 5 factors and Auburn referred to as a timeout after the deficit reached three factors. The timeout was bookended by thunderous kills from Madi Skinner after the freshman earned her first-career begin. Alli Stumler bought into the motion and heated up halfway by means of the set, logging a pair of kills from the left facet on back-to-back factors and after a profitable problem by head coach Craig Skinner to make it 16-Eight in UK’s favor, Auburn took its second timeout of the match. Kentucky closed out the set with Stumler’s sixth kill of the match and took the opening body, 25-12. UK hit .536 within the set and held Auburn to only .105 thanks partially to 5 digs from Gabby Curry.
Due to the continued spectacular serving of Riah Walker, the Wildcats jumped out to a Four-Zero lead within the second set, because the freshman recorded her first ace of the match within the opening sequence of the set. Kentucky took a 15-11 lead into the media timeout, as Stumler continued to impress with eight kills within the match to that time and Bella Bell additionally made her mark on the match with a kill and a pleasant one-handed cease on the internet to maintain a marathon level alive. Auburn took its first timeout of the set trailing 19-12 with UK notching a Three-Zero scoring run to open up its largest lead of the set. Kentucky closed out the set, 25-19 with a .333 hitting proportion and 21 assists from Madison Lilley.
Kentucky gained seven of the primary eight factors within the third set to take a 7-1 lead as Stumler’s match-high 13th kill of the match vaulted the Tigers right into a timeout because the Wildcats took agency management of the third early. Auburn climbed again into the set, pulling to inside one level at 13-12 earlier than an Azhani Tealer kill, her seventh of the match, pushed Kentucky again out in entrance by a pair. UK gained seven of the final eight factors within the match to shut issues out in a sweep.