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Lawrence has career-night in Arkansas loss

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lawrence has career-night in Arkansas loss

Jump to Kentuckybox score LEXINGTON, Ky. – Redshirt freshman Christina Lawrence posted a career-best 17 kills but it wasn’t enough to lift the University of Arkansas to a Southeastern Conference win at Kentucky Friday. Arkansas suffered a 27-30, 30-24, 21-30, 28-30 loss falling to 11-6 overall and 4-2 in the SEC while the Wildcats improve to 10-5 overall and 3-2 in the SEC. “It was a good night for Christina but a disappointing loss for us,” said Arkansas head coach Chris Poole. “We knew going in that Kentucky was a much-improved team and they took advantage of everything we gave them tonight.” Lawrence was joined by junior Denitza Koleva with 17 kills while teammate Kele Brewer added 13 rounding out the double-digit totals for the Lady’Backs. Arkansas managed 13.0 blocks but was equaled by 13.0 Wildcat blocks in the loss. The Lady Razorback offense never really found it’s rhythm as Arkansas hit just .160 as a team with 68 kills and 35 hitting errors. The Wildcats out-hit Arkansas with 65 kills and a .219 hitting percentage with 13.0 team blocks and 84 digs. The Kentucky win was the first time since 1996 the Wildcats bettered Arkansas snapping a streak of 11 consecutive Lady’Back wins. Kentucky was powered by Amy Kaplin with 16 kills and a .464 hitting percentage as the Wildcats had three players in double-digit kills. Arkansas catches a much-needed break Sunday with an “off” day returning to action Tuesday with a non-conference tilt against St. Louis at 7:00 p.m., in Barnhill Arena. The Lady’Backs return to SEC action Friday hosting Mississippi followed by a Sunday match-up with Mississippi State. For more information and tickets to Lady’Back events, please call the Lady Razorback Ticket Office at 57-LBACK or log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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