Jayhawk Volleyball Sweeps First Home Spring Matches, Host Again on Saturday

April 8, 2010


In its first home appearance of the spring season, the University of Kansas volleyball team swept all three of its matches as the Jayhawks defeated Central Missouri State, Rockhurst and Washburn Wednesday evening at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

In its first match, KU defeated CMSU by scores of 25-14 and 25-18. All three matches were played best two out of three format. Sophomore Allison Mayfield led the offense with nine kills versus Central Missouri. As a team, the Jayhawks hit an impressive .400 attack percentage behind the guiding efforts of freshman setter Nicole Tate, who had 28 assists. Through all three matches, Tate collected 80 total assists.

In the back court, junior libero Melissa Manda racked up 11 digs in the first match.

Against Rockhurst, Kansas won 25-12 in both sets. Mayfield again led Kansas, which hit .370 on offense, with nine kills. Manda dug up seven balls on defense along with freshman defensive specialist Morgan Boub.

Kansas concluded the evening with a victory over Washburn as the Jayhawks won 25-23 and 25-15. Mayfield reached double-digit kills for the second time as she recorded 10 kills to go along with a team-high six digs.

The Jayhawks continue their spring season this Saturday, April 10, when they host Iowa. The teams will get together from about 9-11 a.m. for drills before starting the match at approximately 1 p.m. Both events are free for fans.