Ohio University of the Mid-American Conference handed the 10th-ranked University of Kentucky volleyball team its first defeat of the season on Tuesday night, posting a 3-1 victory in Memorial Coliseum.
The Bobcats took the match by scores of 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 30-28 in front of 1,401 fans at UK. Sophomore outside hitter Darian Mack paced the Wildcats with her second double-double of the season, posting career highs in kills (15) and digs (15). Kentucky and Ohio both finished the match with 3-1 records on the season. The Wildcats next play Friday, when they face Northern Iowa as part of the UNI Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa. UK will also face No. 8 Southern Cal and Creighton in the round-robin tournament this weekend. “I’m not thrilled about how we played,” Kentucky Coach Craig Skinner said. “We had to learn how to fight through adversity, and we have to get better at it as we move forward.”