Kentucky closes non-conference play with No 2 Nebraska on Sunday – UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky volleyball team will face its third top-four team in nine days on Sunday afternoon as it wraps up its 2022 non-conference schedule with a 3 p.m. ET game against the Cornhuskers of Nebraska inside the historic Memorial Coliseum.

The match will be televised on ESPN2 with Courtney Lyle and Holly McPeak on the call from Lexington.

Kentucky is 5-3 this season with all three losses against ranked teams, including two games in five sets. The Wildcats pushed No. 3 Louisville to the brink on Wednesday night, falling 15-11 in the fifth set of the most-watched regular season game in ESPN history with more than 302,000 total viewers for the evening.

Nebraska is 7-1, ranked No. 2 in the nation and is coming off its first loss of the 2022 season in a 3-1 decision to Stanford at Lincoln. The Huskers are one of the favorites to win the national championship this season after dismissing a significant number of comebacks from their runners-up national team a year ago.

Tickets are available at UKathletics.com/tickets and at the UK Athletics Ticket Office on Lexington Ave., or by calling 859.257.1818. The parking lot is expected to fill up quickly on Sunday with large quantities of pre-sold tickets for this game. In the meantime, fans are encouraged to arrive early and use the free volleyball shuttles that will run from parking structure #5 to the Memorial Coliseum continuously from 2 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. ET.

Nebraska leads the all-time series with a 9-2 record over the Wildcats. The last eight meetings of the series have gone the way of the Cornhuskers, including the last two meetings in the 2017 NCAA Regional Finals and 2018 NCAA Regional Semifinals. five Wildcat sets on October 7, 1983.

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