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Kentucky takes down WKU to reach NCAA Sweet 16

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The University of Kentucky volleyball team is headed to the Sweet 16 of the 2022 NCAA Volleyball Tournament after an impressive 3-0 sweep of sixth-seeded Western Kentucky on Friday in the second round of the event at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Wildcats won all three sets impressively, grabbing the first 25-17 and the second 25-16. UK used a come-from-behind effort in the third set, winning 18 of the final 28 points of the set to grab a 25-21 victory and seal the sweep.

Kentucky’s ticket to the Sweet 16 will most likely take the Wildcats to Palo Alto, California, where top-seeded Stanford started its first-round matches tonight. If the Cardinal advance to the Sweet 16, they will host the regional semifinal and final. UK would be scheduled to play second-seeded San Diego in the Sweet 16 if it advances past seventh-seed Washington State tonight in the second round. That game is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. ET.