Volleyball Heads To Missouri Wednesday For Border Showdown
Sept. 18, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
A Glance At the Jayhawks
In search of their first Big 12 win, head coach Ray Bechard and the Kansas volleyball team travel to Columbia, Mo. Wednesday, Sept. 19 to take on Missouri at 6:30 p.m. in the Border Showdown.
Kansas’ (7-5, 0-2 Big 12) Savannah Noyes has provided the Jayhawks with a strong offensive showing in their last three matches pacing the squad with 3.30 kpg on a .379 hitting percentage. On the season as a whole, freshman Jenna Kaiser leads KU with 2.53 kpg. Defensively, 6-1 senior Caitlin Mahoney has helped keep KU’s opponents hitting just .188 in the last 10 games recording 10 block assists along with two solos.
Scouting the Tigers
After dropping its Big 12 opener 3-0 to No. 7 Texas last Saturday, Missouri comes into Wednesday’s contest 7-3 overall and has won four of its last five matches. MU is paced by sophomore Julianna Klein with 4.44 kpg ranking her fourth among Big 12 players. The Tigers also claim the conference’s dig leader in senior Tatum Ailes who averages 5.11 dpg.
Missouri leads the all-time series against the Jayhawks 44-31 and has claimed the last six matches.
Kansas last met the Tigers on Nov. 18, 2006. Missouri defeated KU 3-1 (30-24, 28-30, 32-30, 30-21) on the Jayhawks’ home court.
Border Showdown Facts
Wednesday’s match in Columbia marks the first athletic meeting of 2007-08 between rivals Kansas and Missouri. Missouri won the 2006-07 Border Showdown 25-14.
Senior Emily Brown recorded the team’s first triple-double of the season Saturday, Sept. 15 at Oklahoma. The triple-double, the second of her career, consisted of 10 kills, 11 digs and 34 assists. Joining Brown in double-figures was Katie Martincich, who tallied her fifth double-double of the year with 10 digs and 17 assists.
Kansas will return home to the Horejsi Family Athletics Center Saturday, Sept. 22 for a 1 p.m. match against Texas A&M.
Follow the Jayhawks
Fans can follow live stats for Wednesday’s game at Missouri via Gametracker by logging onto KUathletics.com.
Live video and audio streaming is also available for a fee through Missouri’s all-access website located at