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Riah Walker and Gabby Curry send No. 2 Kentucky past Auburn

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 20:27:16-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Paced on defense by freshman Riah Walker and senior libero Gabby Curry, the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats raced past the Auburn Tigers 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-15) on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

With the win, Kentucky improves to a perfect 6-0 in the abbreviated fall season and finishes off a perfect 4-0 fall inside Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.

Both Curry and Walker had 10 digs on Sunday, as Kentucky held Auburn to just .112 hitting on the night as a team, and only 29 kills in the match as a team.

Kentucky hit .371 as a team, with Alli Stumler recording 18 kills in the match on .515 hitting with 12 digs, as she tallied her second double-double in as many nights against the Tigers. Stumler led all UK players with 12 digs, as Madison Lilly continued her torrid start to the year with 36 assists in the match to go along with eight digs and a trio of kills.

The 2020-21 fall season will come to a conclusion for Kentucky next week as the Wildcats travel south to Starkville, Mississippi. UK will play at Mississippi State on Thursday and Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET, with both games shown live on the SEC Network. Courtney Lyle and Missy Whittemore will have the call on Thursday, with Paul Sunderland and Jenny Hazelwood on the call Friday afternoon. Both games will also be streamed live on the SEC Network.