Kentucky traveled to Columbia to take on Missouri in a mid-week series.
Kentucky with the first point of the set, Missouri right behind them. Kentucky takes the lead with another point, Missouri ties it up and the takes the lead, 4-2. Kentucky with a point and then for the next several it’s all Missouri as they take an 8-3 lead before Kentucky gets another point. Missouri doubles the score as they lead Kentucky 10-5. Tigers still lead but Kentucky has gained some momentum as they rally to pull within 15-12 as they got back to back points. Missouri with back to back points of their own, but Kentucky does the same, 17-14. Kentucky with a few to get within one of the Tigers in this set. Missouri takes the first set 25-23, ending a 12 set losing streak.
Missouri 1, Kentucky 0
Early on Missouri had a 3-1 lead over Kentucky they now have a 9-3 advantage over the Wildcats. Missouri maintains their lead over the Cats but Kentucky finally catches up enough to tie up the game, but Missouri has an answer going up 22-20. Kentucky finally takes the lead and it’s back and forth set points between Kentucky and Missouri, we are up to 30-30. With 14 ties and 6 lead changes Kentucky goes for yet another set point and wins set 2 with a 35-33 score.
Missouri 1, Kentucky 1
Kentucky gets the first two points and then it’s back and forth but they tie up several times, but Kentucky maintains a lead late into the set. Kentucky takes the third set with a 25-20 win over Missouri.
Kentucky 2, Missouri 1
Missouri starts the fourth, but Kentucky answers and then goes on a 5-0 run late in the set leading 16-12. Kentucky defeats Missouri 25-18 to win the match 3-1.
The Cats move to 3-0, Missouri falls to 2-1.
Kentucky and Missouri go at it again tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.