🏐 Kansas Dominates Temple in 3-0 Sweep
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The No. 20 Kansas volleyball team defeated the Temple Owls 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-17) at the Black Knights Invitational hosted by Army on September 2. Kansas versus Temple was the Jayhawks first of two matches for the day.
The Jayhawks started out the match with a 6-0 run against the Temple Owls. Temple started the set with a service error. After a service ace by sophomore Camryn Turner, the Owls called a timeout. Super-senior Anezka Szabo and graduate transfer Lauren Dooley both earned a kill to advance the Jayhawks 8-1. Kansas took off any never looked back, ending the set 25-15.
Dooley kicked off set two with a kill, followed by a service ace by Turner. Temple tried to keep up, but Szabo helped the Jayhawks take the lead 5-4. It wasn’t until a block by Szabo and Dooley where Kansas took a three-point lead 11-8. Szabo collected a kill through the Temple defense, immediately forcing an Owl timeout 15-10. After a service error by Temple, KU took home set two 25-19.
Sophomore London Davis had a kill to begin set three, followed by a kill by redshirt freshman Ayah Elnady 3-0. The Jayhawks took off any continued the momentum. Sophomore Caroline Bien was too quick for the Owls defense as she recorded a kill for Kansas. Super-senior Rachel Langs and Turner blocked Temple from scoring and elevated the Jayhawks 11-6. Davis and junior Kim Whetstone had a double block to keep KU ahead 18-9. In the end, Kansas came out on top 25-17.
- Super-senior Anezka Szabo and redshirt freshman Ayah Elnady had seven kills each.
- Sophomore London Davis had five kills on six attempts, hitting .833.
- Sophomore Camryn Turner collected 34 assists with five digs.
- Super-senior Rachel Langs earned four clock assists in three sets.
No. 20 Kansas rises to a record of 4-0 (0-0 Big 12) while Temple drops to 1-2 (0-0 AAC). The Jayhawks are back in action on September 2 at 5 p.m. CT to take on host Army at the Gillis Field House to close out day one of the Black Knights Invitational.