LEXINGTON, Ky. — With an 11-match and seven-match Southeastern Conference winning streak on the line, the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats rolled through the first two sets of Sunday’s match, but the LSU volleyball team refused to quit, taking the final three to win 22-25, 15-25, 26-24, 25-9, 16-14 to end Kentucky’s and push LSU’s winning streak to five.

With five matches already this season against top 25 competition, LSU (10-7, 5-3 SEC) defeated its first ranked opponent in Kentucky (17-3, 7-1) since beating Michigan in the NCAA Tournament last season.

LSU coach Fran Flory notched her 308th at LSU, tying her with Scott Luster for the most all time.

Briana Holman came on strong with 12 kills and eight blocks, three solo. Malorie Pardo served up a season-best 58 assists and corraled 11 digs for the Tigers.

Leading the charge defensively for LSU in the back row was Haley Smith who led all players with 22 digs for the Tigers, while adding two assists and a service ace.

LSU will be back in action at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Ole Miss.

MEN’S GOLF

Tigers finish tourney in third place: In Alpharetta, Georgia, sophomore Eric Ricard fired a 3-under 69 to wrap up his second top-10 finish of the season, while senior Stewart Jolly fired a 3-under 69 to lead the seventh-ranked LSU Tigers to a third-place team finish in their fall finale at the United States Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia.

The Tigers broke par for the second-straight day with a team 6-under par 282 to climb two spots into third place at 7-under par 857 for the championship.

Team scores (par 864)

1. Texas 278-288-277 – 843 -21; 2. Virginia 272-295-277 – 844 -20; 3. LSU 296-279-282 – 857 -7; 4. Wake Forest 288-284-286 – 858 -6; 5. UCLA 287-294-279 – 860 -4; 6. Auburn 286-289-286 – 861 -3; T7. Georgia Tech 296-285-281 – 862 -2; T7. Washington 290-290-282 – 862 -2; 9. Texas A&M 281-289-293 – 863 -1; 10. Clemson 294-290-284 – 868 +4; 11. Iowa 291-289-289 – 869 +5; 12. East Tennessee State 286-292-297 – 875 +11; 13. Stanford 283-293-300 – 876 +12; 14. Oklahoma State 290-286-304 – 880 +16; 15. Kent State 304-296-292 – 892 +28.

Top 5 individuals (par 216)

1. Derek Bard, Virginia, 66-71-64 – 201 -15; 2. Denny McCarthy, Virginia, 63-72-72 – 207 -9; T3. Cody Proveaux, Clemson, 73-67-69 – 209 -7; T3. Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington, 67-75-67 – 209 -7; T3. Gavin Hall, Texas, 67-75-67 – 209 -7.

LSU scores

T8. Eric Ricard, 74-68-69 – 211 -5; T13. Zach Wright, 72-67-74 – 213 -3; T39. Myles Lewis, 76-73-70 – 219 +3; T39. Ben Taylor, 74-71-74 – 219 +3; T50. Stewart Jolly, 76-76-69 – 221 +5.

SOCCER

No. 16 Georgia Blanks LSU 2-0: In Athens, In its final road match of the regular season, LSU surrendered two first-half goals, and suffered a defeat to Georgia in a nationally televised broadcast on ESPNU and the SEC Digital Network.

The Tigers (5-10-2, 1-6-1 SEC) dropped their fourth straight match in Southeastern Conference play this season and their second match against the Bulldogs (10-3-1, 5-2-1) in the series.

The Bulldogs got a break following a quick free kick from 40 yards. Defender Mariel Gutierrez received the free kick and slid the ball to striker Rachel Garcia running to the left post as Garcia chipped home her fourth goal of the season to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage in the 26th minute of play.

The home team doubled its advantage off of a corner kick in the final minutes of the opening half.

The Tigers to open a three-game homestand to wrap up the regular season when they face Kentucky at 7 p.m. Friday.

TENNIS

Tigers duo falls in semifinals: In Auburn, Alabama, the LSU Men’s duo of Tam Trinh and Eric Perez fell in the semifinal match of the ITA Regional Tournament.

Trinh and Perez came up short to Auburn’s Marko Krickovic and Lukas Ollert, 6-2, 6-2.