Jayhawks Scheduled to Face Middle Tennessee State in Tuesday Volleyball Action
Sept. 6, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Just days after earning the tournament title during its own Jayhawk Classic, the Kansas volleyball team (7-0) is set to host Middle Tennessee State (3-4) on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in one of KU’s toughest matchups so far this season. Last year, KU opened its season with a 3-1 loss at MTSU. The Blue Raiders finished 25-10 in 2009 capped by a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The Jayhawks, who are off to their best start since 2004, will rely heavily on middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc along the front line. The redshirt freshman, who was named MVP of the Jayhawk Classic last weekend, has averaged a .358 attack percentage with 2.21 kills per set. A versatile player, Jarmoc also leads the team with 1.00 blocks per set and is tied for fourth in the Big 12 Conference with 0.50 aces per set.
KU’s defense has shined through the first seven matches and currently leads the league holding opponents to a .123 attack percentage. The Jayhawks’ backcourt is led by freshman libero Brianne Riley. She is one of four players digging up over two balls per set averaging 3.38 digs per set.
A victory would also put head coach Ray Bechard one win closer to another milestone. The program’s winningest coach, Bechard owns 197 career victories with the Jayhawks as he needs just three more wins to reach 200.