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Kentucky, Louisville enter Sunday's volleyball showdown off victories

UK head coach Craig Skinner, left, watches as Lauren O'Conner kills against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Championship at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., Friday evening, December 5, 2014. Photo by Matt Goins
UK head coach Craig Skinner, left, watches as Lauren O'Conner kills against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Championship at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., Friday evening, December 5, 2014. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader

The 24th-ranked University of Kentucky volleyball team returns home to Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, completing its non-conference schedule with a marquee matchup against rival Louisville at 2 p.m. The Wildcats (6-5) enter Sunday with back-to-back wins after taking down Xavier in four sets Friday night, 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-20). UK’s four sophomores posted six or more kills to ignite the offense, while sophomore Ashley Dusek had 22 digs and Kaz Brown led the way at the net with eight blocks. Louisville is 6-3 and on a four-match winning streak, most recently defeating Cincinnati in four sets Friday night. The Cards are paced by Erin Faris (3.81 kills/set, 1.36 digs/set) and Janelle Jenkins (3.00 kills/set, 0.86 blocks/set).

Louisville leads the all-time series 27-25, but the Wildcats have won four of the past six matches including last year's 3-1 win at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

Here are additional details from UK Athletics about the match, including game promotions and parking information.

Visit Kentucky.com on Sunday evening for Herald-Leader coverage of the match and lot of photos.

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