Lexington, KY - Indianan University volleyball team beat No. 15 Kentucky for the first time since 1996 with a five set (16-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-20, 15-11) win at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
After Kentucky took a 4-0 lead in the second set, the Hoosiers used a 5-0 run to take a 5-4 lead on a block from Deyshia Lofton and Kari Zumach. Later in the set the Hoosiers used a 6-1 run to go up 18-15 and won set two, 25-22.Ignited by a 10-0 run in the third set, Kentucky took set three, 25-12.Leading 10-7 in the fourth set, Indiana went on a 6-0 run with two aces by Kamryn Malloy, to go up 15-7. With Indiana up 22-14 in the fourth set, Kentucky used a 4-0 run to get within four at 22-18.Up 24-19, Jacqui Armer put down a kill to give the Hoosiers a 25-20 set four win and force a fifth set.The Hoosiers scored seven of the first 10 points of the fifth set to jump out to a 7-3 lead.Kentucky got within three at 13-10, but Indiana scored two of the next three points, including a kill from Deyshia Lofton on match point.
The Hoosiers improved to 8-2 on the season and went 3-0 on the weekend at the Bluegrass Battle.Deyshia Lofton was named the MVP of the tournament and Hayden Huybers and Breana Edwards also earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.Breana Edwards led the Hoosiers with 20 kills, her seventh match of the season with double-digit kills. Lofton posted 34 kills over the three-matches, including a career-high 19 in the win against Cleveland State.Edwards added a career-high eight blocks.The 15 digs by Victoria Brisack were a career-high.The Hoosiers had a season-high 17 blocks in the match.
Up next the Hoosiers travel to Tampa, Fla., where they will take on South Florida and Stetson at the USF Invitational.