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Nov. 4, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina volleyball wraps up SEC road play this week as the Gamecocks travel to Lexington , Ky. to take on the Kentucky Wildcats Wednesday at 7 p.m. (EST). The Gamecocks are 11-13 and 5-7 in the SEC while the Wildcats are 13-11 and 5-7 in the conference. Entering the match, the two teams are tied for seventh in the SEC. USC has already defeated the Wildcats earlier this season when the Gamecocks took a 3-2 decision in Columbia back on Oct. 8.

The Garnet and Black is coming off of a 1-1 weekend where they defeated the Auburn Tigers 3-0 to snap a five-match losing streak, but fell to the Crimson Tide of Alabama 3-1. For the weekend, Lynae Vanden Hull led Carolina with 28 kills, five service aces and hit .379. The redshirt freshman recorded four of those aces in the match against Alabama. Setter Katelyn Panzau registered 87 assists and had 13 kills to hit .524. Panzau also recorded eight total blocks.

The Wildcats split their series last weekend as well as they defeated Auburn 3-1 but loss to Alabama 3-1. Freshman Jenny Casper posted a career high and SEC leading 33 digs in the match against Auburn.

South Carolina leads the series between the two teams 15-13 and has won the last seven matches. Head coach Kim Christopher is 15-7 against the Wildcats.