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Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:19 pm

2018 Match Notes: at Auburn and vs Kentucky

The Lady Vols start conference play with a weekend on the road at Auburn and at home vs #20 Kentucky.

  • MATCH NOTES
  • Tennessee is 30-20-1 all-time vs Auburn. UT is 3-7 in their last ten meetings, and 5-5 in their last ten at Auburn.

    Tennessee is 30-48 all-time vs Kentucky. UT is 2-8 in their last ten meetings, and 4-6 in their last ten in Knoxville.

    Since 1978, the Lady Vols are 17-16 in their first SEC game of the year. They’ve lost their last 6 conference openers in a row.

    Sophomore Madison Coulter will face her former Maryville High School and K2 teammate Chesney McClellan when the Lady Vols take on Auburn.

    Prior to this season, Tennessee had won 2 of their last 20 matches vs ranked opponents. In 2018, the team has matched that total, winning 2 out of 3 matches vs ranked opponents.

    By the time the team hit the court at Thompson-Boling Arena this Sunday, they will not have played at home in 22 days. This is just the 5th time in program history UT will have had over three weeks between home matches.

    The Lady Vols are 3-5 since 2001 in televised matches vs Kentucky. They are 2-3 when the Wildcats are ranked higher.

  • MATCH NOTES
  • Tennessee is receiving votes in the latest Coaches Poll, coming in at an unofficial #39. UT is #41 in PrepVolleyball’s Top 64 ranking. They’re #36 in the RichKern.com Poll. The Lady Vols are #38 in the Pablo Ranking. And they’re receiving votes in the VolleyTalk Poll.

    Volleyball Magazine lists Tennessee as one of their “SEC surprises”.

    Check out the UT promotions page for info on free tickets and autograph offers at the Sunday match.

  • MATCH SCHEDULE
  • AUBURN TIGERS
    2018: 7-3 // 2017: 15-12, 8-10 SEC
    Friday, September 21, 8:00pm ET
    Auburn AL // Online Stream // Live Stats
    #20 KENTUCKY WILDCATS
    2018: 6-4 // 2017: 29-4, 17-1 SEC
    Sunday, September 23, 1:00pm ET
    Knoxville TN // TV: SEC Network // Online Stream // Live Stats
  • NATIONAL & CONFERENCE STATISTICAL RANKS
  • aces
    per set
    assists
    per set
    blocks
    per set
    digs
    per set
    kills
    per set
    hitting
    percent
    opp hit
    percent
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.25
    188
    9
    12.00
    131
    9
    1.89
    192
    9
    13.92
    231
    7
    12.75
    136
    11
    .234
    85
    9
    .213
    225
    12
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.07
    273
    13
    12.41
    82
    6
    2.40
    53
    4
    13.82
    239
    8
    13.52
    60
    4
    .248
    59
    7
    .165
    44
    3
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.10
    255
    12
    12.43
    80
    5
    1.73
    240
    11
    12.98
    283
    11
    13.55
    58
    3
    .296
    9
    1
    .226
    255
    13