Wildcat volleyball awaits NCAA call

Coach Craig Skinner's Wildcats accomplished many things this season, although they fell one match short of winning the SEC championship. Their season is not over, however, as NCAA at-large berths will be announced tomorrow.

Kentucky (27-4, 17-3) had four players reach double-figures in the kill column led by Sarah Mendoza's 15 kills in a loss at Tennessee Wednesday night that kept the Cats from receiving the SEC automatic bid. Blaire Hiler matched a career-high with 14 with Lauren Rapp posting 12 and Gretchen Giesler adding 10. Senior setter Sarah Rumely dished out 53 assists and had a double-double with 12 digs. Mendoza also charted a double-double effort when she paced the squad with 18 scoops.

Of the Wildcats' four losses this season, three were to traditional rivals--the Cats were swept by Tennessee and lost at Louisville. Their other loss occurred to traditional volleyball powerhouse Florida on Senior Day in Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky concluded the regular season with the match against Tennessee. The Wildcats will now await the NCAA Tournament selection on Sunday. ESPNews will air the show on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

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