Missouri falls at No. 14 Kentucky, snaps four-game winning streak

Missouri got swept by No. 14 Kentucky on the road and travels to Tennessee to continue its three-game road trip Sunday.

Missouri volleyball (18-7, 10-5 SEC) fell to No. 14 Kentucky (21-6, 14-2 SEC) Wednesday in three sets. The Tigers lost to the Wildcats 18-25, 18-25, 21-25, snapping a four-game winning streak.

Despite the loss, Missouri posted 36 kills compared to Kentucky’s 39 but hit at a percentage of .127 compared to Kentucky’s .272.

Junior Kylie Deberg led the team in kills at 13 and has yet to play a match where she has not posted double-digit kills. Deberg also contributed four digs and two total blocks throughout the match.

Junior Tyanna Omazic recorded eight kills of her own on a .615 hitting percentage as well as four blocks. It was Omazic’s fifth match this season with a .600 or higher hitting percentage and her ninth match with .500-plus.

Redshirt sophomore Kayla Caffey posted three blocks as a middle-blocker accompanied by a hitting percentage of .429. Caffey has hit .400 or over in five of her last six matches played.

Defensively, redshirt senior Riley Sents collected 14 digs and two assists, junior Leketor Member-Meneh collected five digs and redshirt sophomore setter Andrea Fuentes collected four digs. Fuentes also produced 32 assists during the match.

"Tonight was definitely disappointing,” coach Joshua Taylor said. “We started off well in sets one and two and then showed some nice glimpses in set three, but as a whole tonight we couldn't get into rhythm. We need to put this one in the rearview mirror quick, as we have another tough road test this Sunday at Tennessee."

Missouri continues its road trip Sunday where it faces Tennessee (13-12, 7-8 SEC) at 1 p.m. CDT.

Edited by Wilson Moore | wmoore@themaneater.com

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