16 Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

Kentucky opened SEC play by hosting Mississippi State at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, KY.

Kentucky starts on a 7-0 run leading the Bulldogs, 13-5. Kentucky’s Kendyl Paris has an early trio of kills in the first set, Caitlyn Cooper with a block solo, Wildcats up the lead to 20-12. Kentucky dominates the first set 25-17. The Wildcats hit.220 with four kills by Stumler, Curry with 10 digs and they held Miss St to .079 on the offense.

Kentucky 1-0

Madison Lilley and Kendyl Paris combine for back to back kills for the Wildcats and they have a 7-4 early lead in the second set. Kentucky is hitting .500 paced by Kendyl’s .600 hitting percentage. It is all Kentucky in the second set with a 16-7 lead. Madison Lilley controls the offense and has 20 assists. Wildcats take the second set 25-11 on pure domination by Madison Lilley and the Kentucky offense.

Kentucky 2-0

Wildcats trail the Bulldogs 19-15 in the third set. Leah Edmond suffers a left leg injury and her return is questionable.  Wildcats respond with three points now trailing 19-18. Bulldogs take the third set, 25-21

Kentucky 2-1

Alli Stumler sets a new career high with 17 kills and Kentucky lead 4-3 in the fourth set. Wildcats on a 5-0 run and have a 17-10 lead.

Final Kentucky 3, Miss St 1

Wildcats extend their SEC winning streak to 26 games going all the way back to 2017 and start SEC play 1-0

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