Arkansas hosts No. 19 Kentucky Sunday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team continues its home stand hosting No. 19 Kentucky Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Barnhill Arena. The Razorbacks are coming off a hard-fought miss against Tennessee Friday and are looking for continued improvement against the Wildcats. “We’re going to have to play great defense against Kentucky,” said Arkansas head coach Robert Pulliza. “We need to serve well and take them out of their offense as well.” The Razorbacks put together a balanced effort Friday with 12 kills each from freshman Kelli Stipanovich and Kristin Seaton. Senior Christina Lawrence added nine for Arkansas. Seaton hit a career-best .500 in the match while the Razorbacks hit a solid .244 for the contest. The Wildcats are also coming off a loss falling in five to Ole Miss on Friday. “It was a great effort, it just didn’t go our way,” said Pulliza after the match. Despite Arkansas’ struggles in the win-loss column, the Razorbacks have managed several season highlights. Most recently Lawrence became the 13th player in program history to record her career 1,000th-kill. Her accomplishments were recognized prior to the start of the Tennessee contest. Kentucky’s loss shakes up the Southeastern Conference putting distance between themselves and league-leading Florida this week. The Gators are 13-1 in the SEC followed by Kentucky at 13-2. Arkansas is on the short side of the 2008 season with just six regular season matches remaining. The Razorbacks travel to Alabama and Mississippi State next weekend before hosting their final three matches in Barnhill. For more information about Arkansas volleyball, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.