LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior Leah Edmond had 15 kills and graduate transfer Leah Meyer added in 10 kills on Friday night as the No. 16 Kentucky Volleyball team overpowered No. 25 Louisville in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-21) sweep of the Cardinals inside Memorial Coliseum.
“We needed to play a match where we felt a commitment to victory at each point,” UK head coach Craig Skinner said. “I don’t think our fighting spirit has been there even though we’ve been playing really well at times, but tonight it came out of us.”
The beat just continues to roll on for Edmond who now has double-digit kills in every match but one this season and after setting a new career high with 27 kills vs. Purdue on Wednesday, turned around and launched 15 terminations vs. Louisville on Friday night. Edmond joins Kylie Schmaltz and Caitlyn Cooper who finish their careers 4-0 vs. Louisville in all four regular season meetings without dropping a set.
Kentucky’s offense was clicking on all cylinders, hitting a season-set best .469 in the opening set and siding out at over 85 percent. UK finished the match hitting .347, its second-best hitting percentage of the season for a single match.
UK turns the page on the non-conference slate and now resets the schedule to focus on the Southeastern Conference. SEC play begins on Friday, Sept. 27 vs. Mississippi State at 7 p.m. ET. The match will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app.
Leah Meyer, who had one of her best matches with 10 kills, only one error, an assist and two blocks, was honored before the match by Skinner with a game ball for achieving her 1,000th career kill vs. Indiana a week ago.