WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Despite the efforts of senior outside
hitters Cissi Lennartsson and Sonja Thomas, the Tennessee Lady Vol
volleyball team dropped its fifth straight match Friday night, losing to
Kentucky 12-15, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11, 12-15 at Alumni Gym.

After the two teams split the first four games, the Wildcats scored the
first four points of the fifth and decisive game. UT roared back and pulled
to within 5-4, but Kentucky reeled off four straight points to retake
control.

After Kentucky built the lead to 14-10, the Lady Vols were able to fight
off two match points before losing.

Tennessee's loss was highlighted by a career night for Lennartsson. The
5-9 native of Gislaved, Sweden, posted career highs in kills (29) and digs
(25), and also added a game-high four service aces. It marked Lennartsson's
second 20-plus dig effort of the season, as she recorded 24 earlier in
the year at Duke.

Thomas, meanwhile, came up with a career-high 26 kills and hit an
impressive .378 in the match. She also added 14 digs and five blocks.

Junior outside hitter Amy Buchanan chipped in with 13 kills and 18 digs,
while senior setter Molley Mooney passed off for 76 assists, just five
short of her own single-match record. Mooney also added 18 digs.

UT fell to 5-9 overall and 0-4 in the SEC. Kentucky improved to 5-9 and
3-0.

The Lady Vols have a home match Friday night at 7 against Arkansas at
Alumni Gym.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: The eighth-ranked Tennessee men's cross
country team got its tenth win of the season in Blackburg, Va., Saturday,
defeating Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Navy.