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No. 5 Louisville volleyball stays unbeaten with win over rival No. 8 Kentucky

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L’s Up

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 02 Notre Dame at Louisville Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The fifth-ranked Louisville volleyball team moved to 9-0 on the 2021 season with a thrilling five-set win over No. 8 and reigning national champion Kentucky Wednesday night in front of a record crowd at L&N Federal Credit Union Arena.

The Cardinal victory snapped a 7-game winning streak in the series by Kentucky.

After falling behind 9-7 in the decisive final set, Louisville ripped off eight consecutive points to win the match and send the home crowd into a frenzy.

Louisville, which advanced to its first regional final in 2019 and made it back to the Sweet 16 a year ago, is currently enjoying the highest ranking in program history. The Cards are also a win at Nebraska on Saturday away from wrapping up the non-conference portion of its season with a perfect 10-0 mark.

Dani Busboom-Kelly has done wonders with this program over the last four years, but one of the only things she hadn’t accomplished since being hired in 2017 was take down Kentucky.

Another box checked.