Women’s Volleyball picks up first win in sweep against LBSU

Courtney Hesslerabout 8 years


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win (h/t: Regina Rickert) The UK Women’s Volleyball team got their first win tonight after dominating Long Beach State University in three sets. The Cats won 3-0. ----------   Here are the stats from the Cats in the game: Set 1: 25-17 16 kills, 4 errors, 28 attacks, and a .429 hit percentage. At one point the Cats took a timeout trailing 10-6 after a 6-1 run by the 49ers. However, Billings ignited a Wildcat 8-1 run giving the Cats a 14-11 lead and then a victory. Set 2: 27-25 20 kills, 8 errors, 47 attacks, and a .255 hit percentage. The second set went back and forth until LBSU was leading 24-23. Workman came out with a cross-court shot forcing LBSU into a miscue, which gave UK the lead, and eventually the set win. Set 3: 25-15 17 kills, 2 errors, 30 attacks, and an amazing .500 hit percentage. In this set, UK opened a quick 2-0 lead, then went on a 4-1 after it was tied at 3. The Cats then went on to extend their lead extensively to 18-8. LBSU would never make the much needed comeback. ---------- Kentucky had three top performers today, including Alexandra Morgan, Whitney Billings, and Shelby Workman. Morgan had 11 kills, a .647 hit percentage, 1 assist, 1 dig, and two blocks. Shelby Workman had 13 kills, a .375 hit percentage .375, 1 assist, 4 digs, and 1 block. Once again the most impressive player was the newest member of the 1000-kills club, Whitney Billings. Billings had 13 kills, a .348 hitting percentage, 1 assist, 1 ace, and 10 digs. This was Billings third double-double in a row. Morgan Bergren and Billings made the Mizuno Invitational All-Tournament Team. UK Athletics quoted Skinner as saying "This tournament featured four very good teams who are all capable of winning big matches this season. I think all of the teams will really benefit from this weekend as the season progresses.” ---------- The ladies are already on their way home back to Lexington. Even though they started the season 1-2, it seems the win against Long Beach State University has helped put pep back in their step. 1236327_583410781717396_579409578_n 998286_583410761717398_1605095048_n   The girls get a break until Friday for the start of the Kentucky Classic against VCU at 7 p.m.. Make sure you get your tickets at UKAthletics.com.   Follow me on Twitter: @Sealey_KSR

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