Kentucky Losses It To Washington

May 5, 2022

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. — The Kentucky volleyball team lost to Washington 3-0 (21-25, 11-25, 20-25) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday. The Huskies will advance to the Sweet 16, where they will face Arizona in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“Credit Washington for the way they played tonight,” head coach Craig Skinner said. “I thought they played perfectly and didn’t make a lot of mistakes and we had to create our own chances to score points. They won the action on serve tonight and created a lot of chances to score points.”

The Wildcats finished the season with a 23-8 record and finished second in the Southeastern Conference 15-3. For the ninth time in ten seasons, the United Kingdom reached victory 20.

“It was a tough game, especially for our seniors who love this program so much,” Skinner said.

Kentucky was striked by Leah Edmond, who recorded 11 executes on 31 swings. Junior Kaz Brown followed with 10 finishes on just 17 swings, good for one.588 rude clip. Brown didn’t make a mistake during the game.

Brown was good in the net is good, and she took a solo block and three assists to lead the way. Edmond recorded two blocks, while junior Brooke Morgan and sophomore Olivia Dailey recorded one block.

SEC Libero of the Year Ashley Dusek again managed double-digit digs, recording 12 digs during the game. Dusek has hit 10 or more digs in 29 games this season. Sophomore McKenzie Watson followed with six balls of her own.

Set 1

Washington won the first two points of the set. Edmond put the UK on the board with a finish and Franklin tied the set with a service ace. After you jumped to a 6-3 lead, the set swung back and forth the rest of the way. Kentucky pulled within two at 23-21 with a Huskies service error, but Washington would win the set 25-21.

Set 2

The second set was all Washington. The Huskies recorded the first two points of the frame and started a series of UW runs. After a Dailey finish made the set 6-3 in favor of the Huskies, uw went on a 6-0 run to take a 12-3 lead.

The United Kingdom called a timeout and got a point with a save from Edmond, but Washington took the lead at 15-4 and 21-5. Kentucky would gain five more points during the set and fall 25-10.

Set 3

UW started the last set with a 4-0 point. A service error gave the UK its first point of the set. Washington would go on 11-4, but Kentucky was able to chip away at the lead and pull within three at 17-14 with an Edmond hammer. Kentucky would keep that advantage steady, but couldn’t get any closer. Washington won the match after an Edmond service error and the set 25-20.