Nov. 10, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. -
Kentucky will conclude its two-match road swing with a date at Arkansas on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. ET. The match will air live on Fox Sports South with Dave Baker and Elizabeth Moreau providing the call.
UK enters the matchup owning a 17-9 overall record and an 11-5 mark in Southeastern Conference action after dropping a 3-1 match at Alabama on Friday. The Razorbacks have dropped their last two matches as well and enter the meeting with an 18-7 overall mark and a 9-5 clip in league play. The Backs logged a 3-0 sweep of Kentucky on Oct. 19.
Kentucky was paced by a tremendous offensive performance from freshman Sara Schwarzwalder on Friday. The North Royalton, Ohio, native posted nine kills on a match-high .667 hitting percentage in the loss. She did not commit an error, and the nine kills are the most in SEC action in her career.
The Razorbacks are led offensively by senior outside hitter Jasmine Norton who has tallied 328 kills (3.57 kills per set) on the season. Senior right side hitter Roslandy Acosta is second on the team with 267. North and Acosta had 16 and 14 kills, respectively, in Lexington the last time these two teams hooked up.
Defensively, Janeliss Torres is averaging 1.07 blocks per set while libero Emily Helm has racked up 355 digs.
Junior Alexandra Morgan led UK with an 11-kill performance in the loss to the Razorbacks in October. The loss snapped a 10-match winning streak against Arkansas with UK having won every meeting dating back to the 2006 season.
Morgan had the 11 kills on a .400 hitting percentage and topped the 10-kill plateau for the sixth time during the season. Junior Whitney Billings and senior Ashley Frazier both contributed nine kills that night.
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