UK Volleyball defeats W. Carolina, 3-0

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 21 Kentucky volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-11) sweep over Western Carolina in the Kentucky Classic morning session Saturday.

Kentucky (2-0) had another tremendous offensive output posting a second consecutive match of an above .270 hitting percentage. The Wildcats hit at a torrid percentage of .363 in the victory. Junior Sarah Mendoza led seven players with two or more kills as the Winter Park, Fla., native totaled 10 on the day. Junior Lauren Rapp and sophomore Becky Pavan each tallied nine.

Senior Sarah Rumely had a double-double effort with 33 assists and a team-high 10 digs. Junior Laura Stokowski also notched 10 digs, while Pavan led the way with five blocks at the net.

The Wildcats return to the court later this afternoon with a showdown against Florida International who is also undefeated in the Kentucky Classic. The Golden Panthers needed five sets to shake Northwestern, but prevailed to keep their record perfect.

Western Carolina and Northwestern will play first in the evening session beginning at 5 p.m. UK and FIU follow that contest.

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