A tip from Morgan and a nice play from the back row from Stumler. Cats get two kills to take the first two points of the match.
UK has now taken five of the last six points: two Stumler kills, Cooper’s second termination, and a block from Morgan and Cooper.
Cat’s lead 12-5 early in the first set.
Vols call their second timeout after another 4-0 Wildcat run — all off kills. Stumler picked her fourth before Edmond posted back-to-back and Lilley added one of her own. UK leads 16-7 in the first set.
Cat’s take the first set 25-10!
It doesn’t matter if its a serve or an attack, literally everyone on the team is destroying the ball right now.
Edmond: 5 kills (.400), 2 digs
Stumler: 4 kills (.500), 5 digs
Cooper: 4 kills (1.000), 1 block, 1 dig
Lilley: 13 assists, 1 block
Good way to start the second set as Lilley wins the joust. Cats are hitting .467 with 17 kills while holding UT to just .000 and six kills.
A kill and an ace for Edmond pushes the UK lead to three at 6-3 in the second set.
Edmond adds another shot on the left and now leads the match with eight kills. UK will come out of the media timeout up six points at 15-9 in the second set.
Madison is out here nuking serves, putting the Cats ahead 22-11 in the second set with her third ace of the match.
UK takes the second set 25-16 and a 2-0 lead!
Four Wildcats are swinging .500 or better while the team is hitting .491.
Edmond: 11 kills (.500), 5 digs, 1 ace
Stumler: 9 kills (.500), 5 digs
Cooper: 7 kills (.778), 1 block
Lilley: 4 kills (.800), 26 assists, 5 digs, 3 aces
Battling back and forth here in the third. Morgan gets the Cats even at nine with a kill on the right side.
Timeout from UK as the Vols go on a 3-0 run to jump out to a 14-11 lead in the third set.
UT claims the third set 25-19. UK leads the match two sets to one.
Two Wildcats have eclipsed the double-digit kill mark with Edmond at 16 and Stumler at 11. They’re hitting .333 and .318, respectively.
Edmond: 16 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace
Stumler: 11 kills, 8 digs, 1 block
Cooper: 8 kills (.615), 1 block
Lilley: 38 assists, 5 kills, 7 digs 2 block
BIG BLUE BLOCK from Paris and Cooper on a wild rally forces the Vols into an early huddle with the Cats up 6-2 here in the fourth set.
Lilley picks up her career-high fourth ace, extending the UK run to six. Vols call timeout. Cats lead 8-2 in the third set.
Curry picks up her 15th dig and leads the match. It’s the seventh time this season she’s reached the number.
Cooper gets to 11 kills in the match and is hitting .688 — the best percentage of anyone in the match. She’s the third Wildcat to reach at least 10 kills. UK leads 12-4 in the fourth set.
Lilley posts a career-high six kills. Her last one puts the Cats ahead 19-9 in the fourth set.
Cats defeat Tennessee for the second time this season, 3-1!
UK remains perfect in SEC play, improving to 5-0.
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