Need some great news about University of Louisville athletics? How about the UofL Volleyball team taking down the defending national champion University of Kentucky.
Claire Chaussee had 18 kills to lead fifth-ranked Cardinals past No. 8 UK 3-2 in the Battle of the Bluegrass on Wednesday night in front of a record crowd of 1,268 at the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena.
Louisville tallied 59 kills while hitting .210, adding 57 digs, 15 blocks, and four aces. Anna DeBeer notched 14 kills with Anna Stevenson contributing 12 on a team high .333 hitting percentage. ACC Freshman of the week Eleana Scott had 18 digs with setter Tori Dilfer adding 44 assists and Amaya Tillman racking up nine blocks in the victory. Tonight’s match marks the 12th time in series history the two teams battled out a full five set match.
The Cardinals improve to 9-0 for the best start since 2005 with the 17-25, 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 win.
Kentucky had 62 kills and hit .193 with three aces, eight blocks and eight service errors. Alli Stumler lead UK with 20 kills and Emma Grome added 55 assists. With the loss, the Wildcats are 6-3 on the season.