FAYETTEVILLE — Three seniors play their final Southeastern Conference match in the Cardinal and White as the University of Arkansas volleyball team hosts Kentucky Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Barnhill Arena.
Seniors Kelli Cole, Jessica Dorrell and Ashley Miller wrap up their SEC careers (although Arkansas has one non-conference match remaining) with the Wildcats in a match that could have big league implications.
Arkansas enters the match with a 12-17 overall mark and a 6-13 SEC record while Kentucky is 21-9 overall and 12-7 in the SEC. A win for Kentucky could help the Wildcats into sole possession of third place in the SEC and a victory for Arkansas will assure the Lady’Backs remain ahead of Auburn in the standings.
In addition to the hype of the match, the Lady Razorbacks will say thank you to its seniors. Cole, a Russellville, Ark., native provides a defensive spark for Arkansas off the bench. Dorrell finishes her career with more than 1,000 kills and has been the go-to offensive player for Arkansas this year. Miller is the Arkansas and SEC record-holder for career digs.
"I challenged our three seniors to look at their final three matches as their post season," said Arkansas head coach Chris Poole. "I’m sure this will be an emotional day and I hope that emotion and pride carry over into the match so that we can send these three out with a win."
Arkansas plays its final match of the 2007 season Saturday, Nov. 24, hosting Connecticut in a 1:30 p.m. contest in Barnhill. For more information about the Lady Razorback volleyball team, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.